Black History Month resources

Looking for useful teaching resources during Black History Month?

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.

Trail blazers assembly

Tessa Sanderson Tessa Sanderson

Assemblies about the first black athletes to compete at the Olympics for Britain.

Click here to view the 'Trail blazer' assembly packs.

Black power salute films

Tommie Smith Black power salute

These films take a look at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City, during which two US athletes gave the black power salute.

Click here to view the 'Black salute' assembly packs.

The fastest man on the planet

Usain Bolt at Champs 2011, the Jamaican schools sportsday Usain Bolt

This assembly visits Usain Bolt's school to see how other people, including his PE teacher, helped him become the world's fastest man.

Click here to view the 'Fastest man on the planet' assembly packs.

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    Poet Kei Miller is originally from Jamaica and now lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland. Commonwealth Class travels to Hillhead Primary School in Glasgow. The students there take part in a poetry workshop with Kei, who answers their questions and gives them some tips for writing their own poems.

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