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Black British History: Effecting change in your classroom - FREE Conference

History 11-16 Teacher Training

Abdul Mohamud, Dr. Robin Whitburn, Dr. Onyeka Nubia

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This FREE, full-day conference explores Black British History in the context of KS3 and KS4

Why attend?

Listen, learn and collaborate with Justice to History founders Abdul and Robin, and pioneering historian and writer Dr Onyeka Nubia.

This FREE, full-day conference explores Black British History in the context of KS3 and KS4.

It provides:

  • An opportunity to significantly improve your subject knowledge, exploring topics such as the British enslavement of Africans and injustice in the period 1940–2000
  • A keynote address from Onyeka, who will establish a clear rationale for a focus on Black British History and discuss the limitations of Black History Month
  • A practical workshop session where you will work with colleagues to design a source-based thematic enquiry

Booking reference: HST161021

Programme

9.00am Registration and coffee
9.05am Introduction
  • Pugilists, Diggers and Choreographers in Black History, and the critical connection between pedagogy and curriculum
9.30am Keynote speaker: Dr Onyeka Nubia
  • Develop a clear rationale for a focus on Black History, as the history of peoples of African descent
  • Explore the opportunities and limitations of Black History Month
10.30am Morning coffee
10.45am Teaching Black History in KS3: The African Atlantic and British Enslavement
  • Examine approaches to the teaching of key Black History topics within the secondary school curriculum at Key Stages 3 and 4
  • Consider aspects of teaching about race and history, particularly in relation to British enslavement of Africans
11.45am An enquiry into contemporary Black British History and Injustice, 1940–2000
  • Examine approaches to the teaching of key Black British History topics within the secondary school curriculum at Key Stages 3 and 4
  • Reflect on the interconnections between activism, social justice and Black British History
1.00pm Lunch
2.00pm Workshop using sources to create a thematic enquiry into the long narratives of Black British History
  • Work in groups, selecting four of the range of 20 different sources available to you, to build a historical enquiry that would follow a particular theme connected with Black British History, adding your own knowledge where possible
3.30pm Afternoon tea
3.45pm Plenary: The Future of Black British History
4.00pm Conference ends

Presenters

Abdul Mohamud - Presenter
Abdul Mohamud - Presenter
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Dr. Onyeka Nubia - Presenter
Dr. Onyeka Nubia - Presenter
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Dr. Robin Whitburn - Presenter
Dr. Robin Whitburn - Presenter
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Venue

HST050721
Venue TBC
Central Oxford
We try to confirm the venue
at least 3 weeks before the event.