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Useful links – 2. Black history & decolonising the curriculum

PLEASE NOTE: These links support the Promoting Equality & Tackling Racism guidance document. They cover a wide range of external sites and sources, and are intended to assist schools in their research and planning.

West Sussex EMTAS periodically check the correct links and relevance of the resources. Links were accurate as dated 26th August 2022.

Black History Month / Black History 365
Our Histories
NEU teaching pack, Key stage 1 & 2
Black History Month – NEU and Serendipity.
Teaching pack for KS4. Lesson plans and activities (can be adapted for other ages) plus monthly podcasts and posters
The Black Curriculum
A social enterprise to address the lack of Black British history in the UK curriculum. Includes resources.
Black Cultural Archives (BCA)
The BCA aims to record, preserve and celebrate the history of people of African descent in Britain
The Runnymede Trust
Challenging race inequality through research, network building, leading debate, and policy engagement
National Archives:
Black British history on record
How to research the topic guide
BBC: Black and British
Expanding collection of over 30 TV and radio programmes
BOOK: Black & British: A Forgotten History by David Olusoga
An award-winning exploration of the long relationship between the British Isles and the people of Africa. Different versions available for adults and for younger readers. Accompanying four-part BBC series.
Our Migration Story – The making of Britain
BOOK: The Good Immigrant by various writers from minority ethnic backgrounds. Edited by Nikesh Shukla
A selection of essays exploring otherness, racial inequality and the immigrant experience in the UK. 
100 Great Black Britons
A celebration of the lives, stories and contribution of Black British people
Teaching British Histories of Race, Migration & Empire
Crowdsourced collection of resources for teachers, students & researchers exploring histories of race, migration and empire.
Nations divided
Guide on how to teach the history of partition from The Runnymede Trust
The Historic England Blog
Five black heroes of the abolition movement in Britain
The International Slavery Museum, Liverpool
A Visual History of Iconic Black Hairstyles
BBC Bitesize: Decolonising the curriculum – to share with students
British Educational Research Association: Decolonising the curriculum
Blogs, resources, networks and events
Historical Association
Suggested searches – ‘Decolonising the curriculum’, ‘Black History’, ‘Slavery’, ‘Abolition’

Resources for each Key Stage.
Ted Talk: “Decolonising the Curriculum – Pran Patel (10m 57s)
Ted Talk: “The Danger of a Single Story – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (18m 27s)
Diversifying & Decolonising a Curriculum
Webinar discussion from Chartered College of Teaching featuring Professor Paul Miller & Naheeda Maharasingam (Primary Headteacher) (1hr 1m)
Making British Histories, Diversity and the National Curriculum
Report from The Runnymede Trust – 2012
History Lessons: Teaching Diversity In and Through the History National Curriculum
Report from The Runnymede Trust – 2015
South Asian Heritage Month
Gypsy Roma Traveller History Month:

West Sussex EMTAS resource page

Ealing Grid for Learning GRT resource page

Last updated 26 August 2022

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