Black History Month - Teacher Resources

Black History Month takes place every October. You can use this collection of resources to explore black history, heritage, culture and achievements with your class.

Below you'll find content suitable for use with both primary and secondary school pupils. Each resource is accompanied by teacher notes to aid classroom use.

You can also read this article by Josiah Isles, an assistant headteacher who has written about his experiences within the education system as a black teacher in the UK.

Primary

The life and work of Rosa Parks
video
The life and work of Harriet Tubman
video
Pablo Fanque – The greatest Victorian showman
video
The life of Mary Seacole
collection
School Radio - The memory of Dr Martin Luther King's speech
audio
School Radio - KS2 assembly framework about Rosa Parks
document
School Radio - KS2 assembly framework about Dr Martin Luther King
document
School Radio - KS2 assembly framework about Mary Seacole
document

Secondary

Immigration to London from Ghana and Jamaica
video
Britain's Forgotten Slave Owners
collection
Stephen: The murder that changed a nation
collection
Nelson Mandela - Freedom fighter and South Africa's first black president
video
Dr Martin Luther King - American Civil Rights leader
video
'Checking Out Me History' by John Agard
video
The American Civil War
video
The origins of blues and ragtime
video
Migration
collection
What made WW1 a truly global war?
collection

Across the BBC

Dads and daughters discuss history and identity
video
Horrible Histories
video
What was the slave trade?
document
Newsround special on US protests and racism (9 June 2020)
video
BBC Radio 1xtra celebrates Black History Month
collection