Black History Month
Black History Month at Ryders Green
Black History Month is an international event celebrating, recognising and valuing international individuals and key events. During the month, we remember and celebrate the important people from the past and also those who help and contribute towards our societry today. The event was first celebrated in the UK in 1987 and now it is marked every year in October in the UK and in February in the USA.
Across the school, children will learn about some of the key people who have made a significant contribution to Black History, some of the key themes and have an opportunity to debate issues around Black History Month.
Please find below some website links should you wish to find out more about Black History Month, some of the themes discussed or key individuals that the children will be learning about.
http://www.blackhistorymonth.org.uk/ - website with details about Black History Month
http://www.officialblackhistorymonthuk.co.uk/ - Black History Month UK official website
http://www.beverleynaidoo.com/JtoJ.htm - Details of text being used in Year 5 based in South Africa during the apartheid
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/people/martin_luther_king.sht - Martin Luther King, significant individual
http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zbvb4wx - Rosa Parks, significant individual
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/famouspeople/nelson_mandela/ - Nelson Mandela, significant individual