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This class activity is part of a series of resources designed to accompany our Global Learning Wallplanner. Each Class Activity explores a different monthly value highlighted in the Wallplanner, with the aim of deepening understanding of the relevance of these themes to both global issues, and students’ daily lives. The Class Activity resource below explores January’s […]

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West India Regiment

The British Library’s West India Regiment project explores how people of African descent served in the wider British army in the 18th & 19th centuries. This pack provides a range of activities to support teachers in using materials from the West India Regiment project website with students of History at KS3 (age 11-14).

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West Africa: Word, symbol and song

This British Library exhibition explored literature and music from the great African empires of the Middle Ages to the cultural dynamism of West Africa today. The linked website has a set of teaching activities for Key Stages 2, 3 and 4 (ages 7 to 16).

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This website has been put together by the Runnymede Trust and the University of Reading. It is based on research conducted by archaeologists using innovative scientific techniques to demonstrate how diverse Roman Britain actually was.

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This module focuses on the theme of migration, a hot topic in national and international arenas, and frequently contested in politics and the media. Migration can have a key influence on social, economic and political geographies …

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The sixth in a series of termly activity kits for members of Think Global’s Schools Network. Available to members each term, each issue of The global dimension in my classroom includes a range of activities, ideas, case studies and more to help you explore global connections. This edition is focused on poetry at Key Stages […]

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Letterbox Library is a not-for-profit social enterprise and co-operative that has been running for nearly 30 years and specialises in multicultural and inclusive children’s books. Their books are sourced from a range of UK and overseas publishers and

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This colourful book celebrates the achievements of Britain’s Black Olympic Heroes. Children from 15 schools in Manchester have written biographies, created artwork and composed poetry, and fan letters about sportsmen and women from minority groups who have represented Great Britain on the Olympic stage.

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Pupils learn about how some of the Ethiopian artefacts in museums in the UK came to be here and the repercussions this is still having today. They debate whether or not they think the artefacts should be returned to Ethiopia.

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These webpages use sources in the British Library’s collection to trace the long history of Asians in Britain, focusing on the period 1858-1950. They explore the subject through contemporary accounts, posters, pamphlets, diaries, newspapers,

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The word ‘hero’ is often used to describe people who fight with weapons. This inspirational book introduces us to another type of hero, a peaceful hero. Fourteen of these heroes are described and illustrated, people from the past and present who may

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The British Museum has created a set of PowerPoint resources for KS1 which explore colour, pattern and two-dimensional shapes using museum artefacts. They show how ancient cultures used colour, pattern and shape to make sense of the world around them

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Commonwealth Online uses the archive of The British Empire and Commonwealth Museum (based in Bristol) to bring together free, downloadable, curriculum-linked teaching packages. The resources fit mainly into the History curriculum, with

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A secondary History and Geography resource, using images to investigate and question the history of poverty in Africa. It unravels seven myths about why Africa has become poorer since 1500, while Europe has become richer.

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Written by local Dorset author Louisa Adjoa Parker in collaboration with DEED (Development Education in Dorset) this fascinating local history book explores the contributions and histories of those with African, Caribbean or Asian heritage living in

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A national learning project which uses museum and heritage collections to support teaching and learning about transatlantic slavery and its legacies. Through this website six museums across the UK are working in partnership to share expertise, develo

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The British Museum has brought together a range of secondary Art & Design teaching resources that explore items featured in the museum’s collection. There are PDF teachers’ guides to: containers, symbols, celebration, sculpture and textiles.

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These free online resources from the British Museum support the teaching of the history of Africa and the history of the British Empire. They draw on the British Museum’s collection, including illustrations, photographs, textual sources and research.

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The ‘Belonging’ project aimed to enable young people to explore intercultural dialogue. Devised by Manifesta with the Runnymede Trust, the project organised a series of video workshops in suburban locations with young people from a diverse range of

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The four 38-minute films included on this DVD were originally made for Channel 4 at the beginning of the 1980s. They have been remastered and digitised because of recent interest shown by young people in the experiences of racism and the battles fought by their parents’ and grandparents’ generations.

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  • DVD (£75)
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