October is Black History Month and so as my first year being a tutor (and an NQT) I really wanted to address it in a meaningful way with the students!
Sadly, I ran a Twitter poll (which I know is in no way totally accurate or representative) but at the time of writing this, the overwhelming majority of people weren’t doing anything for Black History Month in their schools!
Are you doing anything to celebrate Black History Month in your lessons/tutor time/school in general? Please RT & share what you are doing!
— Miss Sims (@MissSims4) October 8, 2017
We have ‘circle time’ once a week with our tutees so I was planning on spending two weeks on this. I wanted to use the PowerPoint in the first week and then set them off on a mini homework to research a black figure (current or historical) and create a poster/be ready to present what they’ve found out the following week.
I feel really strongly about including more black figures within our curriculum but also within our daily conversations with pupils. I think this is a fantastic way to engage students into some independent research whilst also promoting Black History Month in such a way that isn’t merely a token gesture.
Check the notes to read through how the slides can be used.
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Black History Month PowerPoint