Can music teach us about black history? - Primary KS1/KS2 Black History Resource

Following Dave’s Mercury Prize success, Stormzy’s recent number ones and Drake’s hand in the revival of critically-acclaimed drama Top Boy (which also has a star-studded soundtrack), we thought it fitting to mark the occasion by talking about music. The question students will be discussing is “Can music teach us about black history?”

These lessons take pupils on a journey through the history of music and shows how many musicians were influenced by the fight for equality. KS1 pupils then learn about history through musical instruments, whereas KS2 pupils learn that music can hinder change, and discuss other ways that they can learn more about black history.

Additionally, the assembly introduces the inspirational figures who made an appearance in the music video to Dave’s sensational song: Black.

This pack includes:

The zip file contains:

  • Primary Assembly
  • KS1 Lesson
  • KS1 Lesson Plan
  • KS2 Lesson
  • KS2 Lesson Plan
  • Primary Cross Curricular
  • Primary Curriculum Guide
  • Parent Information Sheet

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Created: Oct 21, 2019

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