Black History Month resources

October is Black History month. This article includes links to Hwb resources that you could use to explore Black History in your classroom.

The BAME Communities, Contributions and Cynefin in the New Curriculum Working Group is currently reviewing the resources available to teachers.

Read an update on their work.

Resources on Hwb related to Black History month include the following.

Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) History in Wales

This resource contains links to People’s Collection Wales content that tells the stories of ethnic minority people and communities in Wales. It is suitable for Foundation Phase (Foundation phase teachers should review content before sharing it with learners) and Key Stage 2 to 4 learners.

Black History Month informative PowerPoint

This PowerPoint is aimed at learners aged 5 to 7 years old to help support your teaching about Black History Month and its significance.

Case study: Swansea Windrush Intergenerational Project

A resource suitable for Key Stage 3 to 4 history learners about the Swansea Windrush Intergenerational Project which was developed by the African Community Centre (ACC). This case study contains 9 oral history video interviews.

Let Paul Robeson sing

Actor, singer and political activist Paul Robeson was born on 9 April 1898. Investigate this inspirational man and his link to Wales with this teaching resource for Key Stage 3.

Encyclopaedia Britannica: Black History Month

A set of resources for Key Stage 2 to 4 learners, focusing on bringing awareness to the Black History Month and the important figures in its society.

Windrush migration pack

This teaching pack for 4 to 14-year-olds’ contains lesson ideas for discussion around migration. It focuses on the Windrush migration in 1948, celebrating the contribution that Caribbean migrants have made to the prosperity of Britain.

An Approach to Black History

This community resource provides Key Stage 2 teachers with a range of stimulus for developing lessons for Black History Month (Nick Blackburn – Griffithstown Primary – Torfaen). To view this Community resource please log in with your Hwb username and password.

The race issue in America

A comprehensive resource that covers the history of the American Civil Rights movement including presentations, information sheets and worksheets.

Search on Hwb

Why not use the Hwb Resources search to find materials linked to these individuals on People’s Collection Wales, Encyclopaedia Britannica or ImageQuest? For example, Paul Robeson. To view these resources please log in with your Hwb username and password.

The Hwb Support Centre explains more about using Encyclopaedia Britannica through Hwb.



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