Black History Month
This resource contains:

1. A 50 question PowerPoint quiz on Black History Month (African-American Month) celebrated in the UK in October and the USA in February.

2. A fully editable and informative 85 slide PowerPoint presentation on Black History Month.

The quiz contains 3 multiple choice answers. It can be administered in a variety of ways - to individuals or teams. Answers can be given either as you go through the quiz or at the end.

Sample questions:

1. Where can most black Americans trace back their original roots to?
2. What was the name of the operation that helped slaves escape to the North of America during the mid-1800s?
3. Who refused to give up her seat to a white passenger?
4. Which British Member of Parliament, led the anti-slavery movement in the UK?
5. What was the name of the anti-slavery book written by American author, Harriet Beecher Stowe?

The Powerpoint presentation focuses on:

The origins of Black History Month
The Slave Trade
The Abolition of Slavery
The Civil Rights Movement
Influential people in the civil rights movement - Rosa Parks Harriet Tubman, Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela
Significant events - The Great March on Washington, salute at 1968 Olympics, Civil War
The debate about Black History Month

The PowerPoint also contains hyperlinks to Bob Marley's 'Buffalo Soldiers,' Martin Luther's 'I have a dream' speech, Nelson Mandela's story and an interview with Morgan Freeman explaining why he does not want a Black History Month.

A simple text version of this presentation, more suitable for younger / SEN pupils, is also available :

Black History Month Simple Text Presentation

These resources contribute to the students' Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) development by learning about the history and heritage of communities and the lives of those that overcame the challenges they faced.

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Created: Sep 11, 2016

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