What can we learn about the relations between Belgium and Africa by looking at football?
This collection of resources has been developed to help students aged 14-18 learn about migration. A special focus lies on the topics of:
race and ethnicity
culture and sport
migration in the European-African context
establishment of the Congo Free State (1885) and it’s Independence (1960)
The sources and narratives collected here are not exhaustive, but highlight specific moments that can help discuss migration and injustice. Football is used as a tool to make the connection between migration and society, and the topic of migration, more accessible to students. To promote multiperspectivity, we have tried to use sources from different racial and ethnic backgrounds, and from individuals that have different profiles.
We advise you to use this collection as part of a broader lesson on history, colonialism, and/or migration, and to divide your students in groups to tackle the sources. Throughout the collection, you will find several questions and thinking points that you can use to discuss the topic with your students. At the end of the collection, you will find generic questions, as well as a bibliography.