Black History Month resources

October marks Black History Month. To help you raise awareness and celebrate the achievements, history and contribution of black people with your students, we've hand-picked this selection of resources including lessons, worksheets, activities and assemblies focusing on key figures, movements and events in black history. From the Civil Rights Campaign, Windrush and Apartheid to significant figures such as Mary Seacole, Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela, we have plenty of resources ready for you to download and use with your classes.

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Activities and worksheets

A diverse collection of activities and worksheets to share with your students in lessons, form time or for morning work this October. From independent research tasks and reading and comprehension activities to creative craft activities there's plenty to choose from. 

Black History Month: Research Activities for Teens
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Black History Month: Research Activities for Teens

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Black History Month: Research Activities for Teens Are you looking for some fun independent research activities for your students to do when learning about Black History? This resource is really easy to use in your classroom there are 16 printable worksheets which have the name and pic...
The Martin Luther King Story
bevevans22

The Martin Luther King Story

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Clear PowerPoint with supporting illustrations telling the story of Martin Luther King, from his birth in Georgia to the announcement of his commemorative day in 1983. Pitched at an UKS2 level but could be useful elsewhere
Black History Month Word Search
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Black History Month Word Search

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Black History Month: This black history month word search celebrates the African American heroes throughout history. The solution to the puzzle is included. This Word Search contains the following people: Booker T. Washington Coretta Scott King Dorothy Height Elijah M...
Black Inventors Pelmanism Game (Black History Month)
Helen Rachel Crossley

Black Inventors Pelmanism Game (Black History Month)

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Black Inventors Pelmanism Game: A series of 48 pelmanism cards featuring 24 Black Inventors and their inventions. Turn over the cards and find a matching pair. Includes a pupil worksheet to record results and an answer sheet. A great research activity for Black History Month. For more Outstandi...
Black History Month: Writing Activities
Miss C

Black History Month: Writing Activities

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FOUR writing starters for Black History Month (and beyond). Useful instructions to help students write descriptive pieces of writing aimed at AQA, Q5. I wanted to show black history is not only about our struggles as black people but also about how we shine! I hope to inspire creativity and ...
Black History Month Lapbook
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Black History Month Lapbook

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Black History Month: This black history month lapbook is a fun hands on activity for students to use in their interactive notebooks. Students may research or show what they have learned by writing facts about each Famous Historical Figure Associated with African American History. A completed lapbook...
Black History Month POP-UP Craftivity
Artsy-Crafter

Black History Month POP-UP Craftivity

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This is a great craft for students to complete for Black History Month. Please make sure you print and photocopy on legal size paper (8 1/2 x 14). Includes the following people: ROSA PARKS JESSE OWENS JACKIE ROBINSON HARRIET TUBMAN SARAH E. GOODE BOOKER T. WASHINGTON BEN CARSON S...
Civil Rights Movement Travel Assignment
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Civil Rights Movement Travel Assignment

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Students have to produce research on some of the more significant events of the Civil Rights Movement in the USA, focusing on the 'Deep South'. They have to present relevant information as well as photographs with relevant and descriptive captions. There is a rubric and a map.
Black History Month Female Firsts Chatterboxes
Helen Rachel Crossley

Black History Month Female Firsts Chatterboxes

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Black History Month Female Firsts Chatterboxes: 2 chatterboxes featuring 16 pioneering Black Women. Use these Chatterboxes as an engaging research project to learn more about these inspirational women. Includes instructions and recording sheet. For more Outstanding Resources for Outstanding Tea...
Black History Month Quiz
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Black History Month Quiz

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This resource contains a fully editable, 50 question PowerPoint quiz on Black History Month (African-American Month) celebrated in the UK in October and the USA in February. There are 3 multiple choice answers. An answer sheet is provided to record answers. Sample questions: Where can mo...

Lessons and units of work

Whether you are looking for subject-inspired content or simply looking for something to share with your students we have black history lessons and units of work covering a range of topics and themes. 

Black History Month UK
emmalp26

Black History Month UK

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KS1 and 2 ppt lesson on prominent black people who have shaped British society. Included are artists, authors, cricketers, Lords and MPs. Find out about a little about those black people who have had such an influence on our country today. Includes an activity sheet- fact file.
Notting Hill Carnival
Hamilton Trust

Notting Hill Carnival

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Read Benjamin Zephaniah s poem The Men from Jamaica are Settling Down. Discuss the treatment that migrants from the Caribbean received from some British people. Explain how this lead to riots and the first Notting Hill Carnival. Children design carnival costume.
Exploring Black Tudors
Curtis Evans

Exploring Black Tudors

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This is a stand alone lesson I have created on the lives of Black Tudors, this could be used independently during learning on Tudors or could be added to to form a SoW focused on Black Tudors. t includes a look at John Blanke and Cattelena of Almondsbury. The tasks make use of the sources Miranda...
Black Scientists-Home Learning Newspaper Article Project
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Black Scientists-Home Learning Newspaper Article Project

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Full lesson on black scientists. Perfect for a distance learning project with a science theme. This lesson comes with information slides with information about ten black scientists and their work. It also comes with an instruction sheet to create a newspaper article. There is also a template for t...
Windrush
Hamilton Trust

Windrush

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Read the poem Windrush Child by John Agard and get children s reactions. Give brief history of SS Windrush s journey to Britain in 1948. Children either mark the journey on a map or answer questions about photographs to do with Caribbean immigration on the Windrush.
Civil Rights Movement Bundle
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Civil Rights Movement Bundle

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A bundle of Civil Rights lessons that looks at Emmett Till, Brown vs Board of Education, Little Rock Nine and Montgomery Bus Boycott, Non Violent protest and Violent protest of Malcolm X, Black Panthers etc. Designed or AQA America 1920 - 1973 Opportunity and Inequality

Assemblies and discussion points

Presentation resources to support you in celebrating Black History Month with your students and spark discussions ideal for use in assembly or even smaller group settings. From exploring what Black history month is and how and why we celebrate it to breaking barriers and challenging stereotypes, there's something for everyone. 

Black experiences hub resources and more

Black experiences hub

We've partnered with BBC, Into Film and The Black Curriculum to bring you a selection of resources on black British history, anti-racism and much more.

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Penguin Lit in Colour resources

Penguin Lit in Colour

Resources and research from the Penguin and Runnymede Trust Lit in Colour campaign, which aims to support schools to make the teaching and learning of English literature more inclusive of writers of colour.

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