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Building Futures in The Gambia

Registered Charity No. 1159520

Supporting the teaching and learning of transatlantic histories and legacies.

USI

Understanding Slavery Initiative

‘I Have a Dream’ Speech

Martin Luther King's Address at March on Washington

August 28, 1963. Washington, D.C.

MARTIN LUTHER KING

‘I Have A Dream’

Instant Display has a great free display pack of 10 posters that can be downloaded for classroom or whole school display,

THE BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Instant Display

Scroll down the page to find a Powerpoint Presentation for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 children. Many other useful powerpoints can be found on this page.

MARTIN LUTHER

Powerpoint Presentation

Advice for researching African or Caribbean family history.

AFRICAN/CARIBBEAN FAMILY

Researching Family History

Lots of Black History resources from ‘The Guardian’ newspaper.

BLACK HISTORY

The Guardian

This wordsearch will help teach children the names of important figures from black history and culture.

BLACK HISTORY

Wordsearch (KS1/KS2)

Click the logo or site title to visit.

Here is a variety of Key Stage 2 resources which can be found on the Times Educational Supplement resource site.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

tesconnect

The official Black History Month website stays updated all year round and has information on special events happening around the UK.

THE BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Website

Detailed but easy to read information on famous black people in history and the slave trade.

THE SLAVE TRADE

BBC History

This flash based story for KS1 children is designed to introduce the story of Mary Seacole.

MARY SEACOLE

BBC History

Another simple description of the life of Mary Seacole.

MARY SEACOLE

BBC History

Children can test their knowledge of Mary Seacole by using this simple quiz.

MARY SEACOLE

A Quiz

What are the similarities and differences between Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole?

MARY SEACOLE

Compare with Florence Nightingale

This ‘Horrible Histories’ Youtube video helps make comparisons between Mary Seacole and Florence Nightingale.

MARY SEACOLE

Youtube - Mary Seacole and Florence Nightingale

Here is a Black History: British Timeline for Key Stage 3 children and above. This resource is from Webanywhere. This timeline highlights a number of significant events in Black history in the British Isles which can be used to help provide context and maybe to dispell a few myths.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Timeline

People of African and Asian origin have lived in Britain for at least two thousand years. But this aspect of our heritage has been largely forgotten. By presenting a selection of relevant records held by The National Archives and other sources, the Black Presence exhibition aims to reclaim some of this history and make it more widely known.

BLACK PRESENCE

Asian and Black History in Britain

For Black History Month, Education City has created a whole host of resources to engage students on this important topic.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Education City

Here is another large collection of resources from tesconnect for Primary and Secondary schools.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Tesconnect - Primary/Secondary

This collection of Black History Month resources from tesconnect is specifically for Key Stage 1.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Tesconnect - Key Stage 1

These BBC Commonwealth Class resources are all suitable for use during Black History Month, which officially runs from 1-31 October.

Each assembly pack contains a video and two accompanying teacher scripts for primary and secondary level pupils.

COMMONWEALTH CLASS

BBC

In this Primary School assembly, children will find out about McDonald Bailey and Tessa Sanderson’s achievements and how their success has inspired other athletes to go for gold.


Each assembly pack contains a video and two accompanying teacher scripts for primary and secondary level pupils.

WORLD OLYMPIC DREAMS

BBC

This mammoth list of Black History Month resources comes courtesy of www.black-history-month.co.uk

BLACK-HISTORY-MONTH.CO.UK

Lots of resources!

When thinking of great scientists from history, names which come to mind include: Charles Darwin, Marie Curie and Albert Einstein. This page sets out to inspire children to find out a little more about some famous Scientists from Black History.

INSPIRATIONAL SCIENTISTS

National Stem Centre