I loved having the opportunity of working both in colleges and schools and being able to deliver a wide range of lessons themed around Black History Month. Black History Month was first celebrated in the UK in 1987. That was years ago and it didn’t take me long to realise that I needed to include more of this is my teaching throughout the year and not just in October. Anything that educates people to reduce barriers and challenge stereotypes and racism is an absolute winner in my eyes. Time for Change: Action not Words
Do you recognise any of these names? They all invented something. Ellen Eglin, Sarah Boone, Gladys West, Dr. Charles Drew, Dr Patricia Bath, Garret Morgan, Isaac R Johnson and Lonnie G Johnson.
For the younger ones here is a great list of books that you should be able to get from your library and share with your children. Black History: Biographies for Kids – Kid World Citizen
This BBC news site gives a much clearer overview of Black History Month . Deffo worth a click on the link..Black History Month: What is it and why does it matter? – BBC News
Interested in what history they teach through the key stages. Then head over to this informative website.