Black History Month 2021
Black History Month provides an excellent opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments and achievements of African and Caribbean descendants. In the classroom, Black History Month 2021 provides a platform for celebration and discussion, playing an important role in education on diversity. As we approach Black History Month 2021, we decided to collect all of our Black History Month KS3 resources together, so you have ample material to draw from throughout October.
10 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month KS3 Teaching Ideas
Looking for introductory Black History Month KS3 lesson material? Download our 10 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month KS3 Teaching Ideas and choose from a range of initial talking points in class to open up wider discussions and to get students thinking about Black history. Covering various topics from authorship to slavery, our 10 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month KS3 Teaching Ideas includes prompts such as:
- Look at the plot of the book ‘Noughts and Crosses’ by Malorie Blackman
- Explore poems about race
- Listen to and reflect on the words from Abel Meeropol’s poem, ‘Strange Fruit’
- Explore the language used in civil rights protest songs from the 1960s and 1970s
5 Literary Starters Resource Pack to Support Teaching On Black History Month
Our 5 Literary Starters Resource Pack to Support Teaching On Black History Month gives five great ways to introduce Black Literary Heritage into your classroom during Black History Month 2021. The PowerPoint looks at 5 quick starters using the words and ideas of key Black writers including John Agard, Malorie Blackman, Maya Angelou and Zora Neale Hurston to guide a class discussion and get students to think about the impact of Black authors on the literary world.
Black American Experiences in Literature Unit of Work
Our latest unit of work for Black History Month 2021 highlights a variety of different voices in order to explore individual Black American experiences in Literature. This full unit of work provides individual lessons on:
- I Know Why the Caged Birds Sings by Maya Angelou
- The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
- To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
- Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
You could choose to cover each lesson in the series in sequence, or mix and match as you see fit to provide students with different contexts for Black History Month 2021.
Black History Month KS3
However you’ve set time aside to cover Black History Month 2021, Beyond’s range of resources offer the perfect in-road for celebrating achievement and championing diversity.
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