Eight resources for Black History Month

Celebrated every October in the UK, Black History Month provides teachers and learners the chance to reflect on the impact, achievements, and history of black people across the globe. 

Here we’ve collated our top eight useful sites, resource packs and activities for educators wishing to celebrate and teach black history throughout the month of October and beyond. 

1. Black History Month 2023 resource pack 

Black History Month’s resource pack relating to the 2023 theme, Saluting our Sisters. The pack includes posters, lesson plans, assembly notes, logos and more, with the resources highlighting the crucial role that pioneering black women have played in literature, music, fashion, sport and business. 

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2. Why is Black History Month important? 

This YouTube video provides a snapshot into the history of Black History Month, along with thoughts and memories from the black community. 

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3. Black History Month education pack 

From the National Education Union (NEU), this education pack focuses on the social history and activism around Black History Month and also provides examples of class activities. 

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4. Black History Month online library 

A collection of non-fiction and fiction texts written by black authors. 

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5. Resource guide from the Center for Racial Justice in Education 

Black History Month resource guide for educators featuring a wealth of free resources for the classroom. 

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6. Learning resources for Black History Month 

Common Sense Education's extensive collection of lesson plans, podcasts, videos and books to help learners celebrate black history. 

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7. The Black Curriculum 

Programmes and resources offering learners the opportunity to learn black British history all year round. 

View The Black Curriculum


8. Black History Month teaching resources from Tes 

Celebrate the history and contribution of black people with this selection of activities and worksheets focused on key figures and events in black history. 

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