Resources to support Black History Month

Use these resources to raise awareness of the important figures and events in black history with primary and secondary classes.

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Lesson plans, activities and display ideas to support your teaching of black history

With Black History Month just around the corner, we've picked out some of our favourite resources to help you to celebrate and raise awareness of just a few of the important figures and events of black history with your class.

Resources for younger learners

Encourage younger students to participate in the celebrations of Black History Month with this selection of lesson ideas. From exploring the lives of civil rights leaders to key black inventors, there’s something to engage every pupil.  

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 Assembly - October
Blossoming Minds

Black History Month Assembly - October

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This resource includes an **assembly plan** and **16 slide PowerPoint** for Black History Month in October. It is suitable to use with KS2 or secondary aged children. The slideshow gives the opportunity to discuss why we might focus on black history for a month. It covers prehistory, ancient civil...
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...

Resources for older students

Discover more about the work of major historical figures such as Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks, or encourage students to do their own independent research with the help of these stimulating tasks.  

Black History Month Lapbook
ScienceSpot

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: Research Activities for Teens
TeachersResourceForce

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...
KS3 and KS4 English - 'Checking Out Me History' by John Agard
BBCTeach

KS3 and KS4 English - 'Checking Out Me History' by John Agard

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This film is from the series [Poets in Person](https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/ks3-gcse-english-literature-poets-in-person/zmjxbdm) available on [BBC Teach](https://bbc.co.uk/teach). Poet John Agard describes the process of writing his poem 'Checking Out Me History'. He explores wher...

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