Black History Month runs throughout the whole of October. It honours the history and achievements of Black communities across the world. It is also a moment to reflect, a time to educate, and reminder to ensure the importance of diversity is recognised, valued and celebrated, in Black History Month and beyond.
To support the education of Black history, we’ve pulled together a list of some great resources for teachers, that provide ideas of how they can celebrate the history, achievements and contributions Black people have made in the UK, and ensure Black history is represented in the curriculum throughout the whole year.
- BBC Teach has a collection of video resources and engaging content, suitable for primary and secondary school students, exploring black history, heritage, culture and achievements.
- Teachwire has collated lesson plans and activities, that focus on teaching primary school children about Black British history.
- TES has a wide range of presentations, videos, posters and more, that teach students about Black, Asian and minority ethnic contributions throughout history, and help educators open up discussions in the classroom about racism and race.
- Puffin Books has collated at list of books that discuss the life of historical Black figures, such as Mary Seacole and Rosa Parks, as well as a range of stories and poetry books created by Black writers.
- There is also a tonne of information, resources and talking points available on the Black History Month website.
At Stone, we value our diverse workforce, and believe it’s vital we recognise the enormous contributions Black, Asian, and ethnic minorities have made, and continue to make, in our society and the technology industry.