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Joanne Gibbins

Black History resources

3rd October 2017

October is Black History Month and we have many resources on LearningGrids to help your pupils write about and celebrate the achievements of black people around the world.

We recently published a series of resources based on civil rights activist Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Pupils can read the story about how Rosa’s actions helped to change segregation laws in the United States – there is also a simplified Read It Yourself version of the text. They can also write sentences and talk about the boycott. Confident writers can use Word Banks to support their independent writing on the topic, and a picture bank to illustrate their work.


For an alternative historical figure focus, see the Mary Seacole sets which also include reading, writing, speaking and Clicker Communicator activities.


Older pupils can use Word Banks to support writing about a range of significant individuals and events in the context of Black History Month, including Nelson Mandela, Barack Obama, Martin Luther King, the Civil Rights Movement and the Slave Trade.


See LearningGrids for all these and many more to help support your work on this theme.

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