CitizenshipBlack History matters and the contribution of Black service personnel throughout history is something that the British Army want to remember and celebrate. These resources for KS3 & 4 include an assembly and lesson to help students understand the stories of Black British, African and Caribbean service personnel who have often been unfairly excluded from the history books; enabling students to consider some of the reasons for and effects of these omissions.
Created with consultancy from The Black Curriculum and BlackPoppyRose, the assembly resource profiles service people from throughout history, while the interactive lesson resources offer source materials to help students explore the contributions and stories of Black Britons, West and East Africans and Caribbean service personnel during WWI. The resources also offer examples of the role of Black women in the armed forces and document case studies of a Trinidadian, British and East African (from the Tanzania-Malawi border region) woman during WWI.
These resources also aim to explore the importance of Black History within the wider curriculum. Questions at the end of each resource help facilitate discussions that address the significance of Black History Month and studying Black History more broadly and how this relates to modern discussions on race and diversity, including reflections from current Black soldiers to help build student’s discussions.