Black History Month 2020 at Co-op Academy Walkden

Welcome to Co-op Academy Walkden's Black History Month webpage. We believe that stamping out inequality, racism and prejudice starts through education. That is why, this Black History Month, we are dedicating this webpage to highlighting where we teach Black history and culture in our curriculum. Alongside this, we have further reading, films and recipes to help you become more educated.

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Age Appropriate links

We have divided  the sections of this website into Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4. The material that we have linked to is appropriate for: Year 7,8,9 – Key…

Age Appropriate links

Black History Month 2020 – Art

Key Stage 3 In Art, Year 7 study a module called ‘Formal Elements’. A range of work from Black artists is shown to illustrate the components of artwork, including line,…

Black History Month 2020 – Art

Black History Month 2020 – English

Key Stage 3  In English, we study Noughts and Crosses in Year 8. This book is by Malorie Blackman and looks at the issues surrounding racism. You can find out…

Black History Month 2020 – English

Black History Month 2020 – Food Technology

Last year, as part of our Black History Month Celebrations, we had Yetti from Yetti’s Kitchen, Manchester, to teach our students how to cook authentic African cuisine. Our students cooked and served:…

Black History Month 2020 – Food Technology

Black History Month 2020 – History

Key Stage 3  Black History does not start with slavery or the civil rights movement. Although they are key moments in Black history, Black history is as old as our…

Black History Month 2020 – History

Black History Month 2020 – Media Studies

Key Stage 4  In GCSE Media Studies, we cover magazines and analyse the covers of GQ and Pride. Pride is a ‘UK lifestyle magazine for women of colour’, and the…

Black History Month 2020 – Media Studies

Black History Month 2020 – Science

In Year 7, as part of the Cells module, students learn about Henrietta Lacks and the HeLa cells. Find out more about Henrietta Lacks and her HeLa cells here. In…

Black History Month 2020 – Science

Black History Month 2020 – Sociology

Key Stage 3 In Year 9 Sociology, in the education scheme, we look at ethnicity and educational achievement. We study data that shows the achievements of different ethnic groups in…

Black History Month 2020 – Sociology

Black History Month 2020 – Sports and PE

Key Stage 4 In Year 10 Sports Studies, students look at a unit called ‘Contemporary Issues in Sports’. In this unit, students look at:   Issues that affect participation in…

Black History Month 2020 – Sports and PE

Black History Month 2020 – Key Stage 3 further reading

More books, films, websites, and podcasts Non fiction books Don’t touch my hair by Sharee Miller Fiction The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas On the Come Up by Angie…

Black History Month 2020 – Key Stage 3 further reading

Black History Month 2020 – Key Stage 4 further reading

More books, films, websites, and podcasts  Non fiction books Born a Crime by Trevor Noah Natives by Akala Why I’m no longer talking to white people about race- Reni Eddo…

Black History Month 2020 – Key Stage 4 further reading

Black History Month – 31 ways to make a difference

31 days of Black History Month…31 things you can do to make a difference You can make a difference each and every day! Why not have a go at some…

Black History Month – 31 ways to make a difference