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Teaching Black History Month (UK)

Throughout 2021, racism has continued to dominate the headlines, from the release of the government’s contentious Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities report to the violent abuse directed at England’s young footballers during Euro 2020. Whilst the roots of such racism are complex, the white-washing of British history has no doubt played a role in allowing racist views of difference and belonging to persist. With black history having been silenced or sidelined in the curriculum, Black History Month offers us an important opportunity to expand our understanding of Black history, commit to new ways of learning and teaching it, and support our students in making connections between the past and present. This one-hour webinar explores how we should engage with Black History Month in a way that acknowledges and celebrates black British history as British history.

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About this event:

Single Session

Our single professional learning sessions are designed to easily fit into your day. Typically one hour or less, these sessions explore timely and relevant topics including teaching strategies, current events, and more.

Instructor-Led

This professional learning event will be led by Facing History staff. When you register, you will receive instructions for how to attend the event.

This event qualifies for Certificate of Completion.

Throughout 2021, racism has continued to dominate the headlines, from the release of the government’s contentious Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities report to the violent abuse directed at England’s young footballers during Euro 2020. Whilst the roots of such racism are complex, the white-washing of British history has no doubt played a role in allowing racist views of difference and belonging to persist.

With black history having been silenced or sidelined in the curriculum, Black History Month offers us an important opportunity to expand our understanding of Black history, commit to new ways of learning and teaching it, and support our students in making connections between the past and present.

This one-hour webinar explores how we should engage with Black History Month in a way that acknowledges and celebrates black British history as British history.

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