Teaching Resources

We've asked our partners around Manchester to share their teaching resources with us, especially ones which link to #BlackLivesMatter. These will be uploaded here as and when they come in.


A Black Lives Matter Feature – Young Brent Foundation

The Young Brent Foundation are hosting a Webinar #2 with Errol Donald, details below:

New spaces for Learning, Listening and Leadership

Sharing examples of his work as a creative wellbeing practitioner, Errol Donald will offer insights on outsidership, participatory voices, and personal authority. Using culturally-informed, therapeutic practice.

Acknowledged as a pioneer of British graffiti art, Errol’s own early experiences of creative learning, set against a formal curriculum has led to a deep appreciation of the need for divergent, and creative thinking within both conventional and non-traditional spaces.

Errol is the founder of Mindspray, which brings together expertise from the arts, culture and therapeutic wellbeing to promote creative learning and positive mental health.

Tuesday 29th September 2020

10am -11:30am

Register here.


Into Film have lots of free resources that utilise the extraordinary medium of film, with activities to use in your classroom or club, including PowerPoint presentations with embedded clips. Explore their classroom resources here


The Imperial War Museum has a list of resources produced as part of the Whose Remembrance? project, which cover experiences of the peoples of Britain's former empire in the two world wars. Access them here.

In particular, their guide Researching the British Empire in the First World War, is an online guide for community groups and individuals wishing to conduct their own research in this area.


Bhuchar Boulevard have a free and comprehensive downloadable Education Resource Packwhich accompanies their play Child of the Divide.


Earlier this year, Young Identity partnered with Contact Theatre and Manchester City of Literature to bring One Mic Stand to United We Stream, which had an estimated 12,000 views and brought you a showcase of talent whilst raising money for Black Minds Matter UK. You can watch the video here.

One of the poems which features is Keisha Thompson's Algebra, which Keisha taught at Charlton High School in our Launch Week in March. You can watch the video of her reading her poem here.


Beyond the Canon platforms groundbreaking plays by culturally diverse writers and/or with culturally diverse leading character(s) that does not exist in the classical play canon or academic curriculum.


King's Church, Manchester conducted a series of Zoom conversations around #BlackLivesMatter and combating racial injustice. You can watch all four conversations here


The Black Curriculum is a social enterprise founded in 2019 by young people to address the lack of Black British history in the UK Curriculum. Read more about how they are reimagining the future of education through Black British History here


The Black Education Project have produced a high quality scheme of work which ensures National Curriculum Objectives are met while also covering key aspects of Black History. Read more and join their mailing list here


Access #BLM Resources via The Teacherist.


The World Reimagined is a ground-breaking, mass participation art-education project to transform how we as people, communities and a society understand the Transatlantic Slave Trade and its impact.


If you have a teaching resource you'd like us to share, send them to info@creativeeducationmcr.com.

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