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Essential Introductions to Black History – Teaching Resources

Essential guides to the fascinating histories of African migration throughout the world and of the African and Caribbean communities in Britain. Written by British historian and academic Prof. Hakim Adi, these revised and updated editions are perfect for supporting Black History teaching.

The History of African and Caribbean Communities in Britain

Newly updated, The History of African and Caribbean Communities in Britain explores why people came to Britain, the problems they faced and the contributions these communities have made to British society.

Brought to life with case studies and rarely published photographs, this is an opportunity to get up close to the experiences and vital impact African and Caribbean people have had in Britain. Meet pioneers such as Olaudah Equiano and Phyllis Wheatley and find out why African and Caribbean communities have been fundamental to Britain’s success on the world stage.

Written by British historian and academic Dr Hakim Adi, a specialist on the history of Africa and the African diaspora, this book is essential reading for children aged 11+ and anyone interested in learning about the history of these communities in Britain.

 

Teaching Resources

These resources have been created by Shapes 4 Schools and are suitable for Upper KS2 and Key Stage 3 students.

  • LESSON 1: THE FIRST AFRICANS IN BRITAIN
  • LESSON 2: THE 18TH AND 19TH CENTURIES: FIGHTING FOR CHANGE
  • LESSON 3: AFRICAN AND CARIBBEAN COMMUNITIES IN WARTIME BRITAIN
  • LESSON 4: BLACK COMMUNITIES TODAY

 

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Find out more about The History of African and Caribbean Communities in Britain in this video from author Professor Hakim Adi.

 

 

African Migrations

Newly updated, African Migrations explores the history of migration from Africa, from the forced migrations of slavery and the experiences of life in the Americas to the political and economic migrations of more recent times. Experiences are brought to life with case studies of children from the 20th and 21st centuries.
Essential reading for children aged 11+ and anyone interested in learning about African migrations. Out now.

 

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African Migrations – Discussion Questions

 

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Find out more about African Migrations in this video from author Professor Hakim Adi.