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.

Teachers! Get inspired with Arts Council England's new #CreativityExchange

This February ACE have launched a new online community to encourage teaching for creativity across the curriculum.

Designed for school leaders, teachers and cultural organisations who work with schools. This platform will be a place for creative inspiration and to share innovative practice in education. 

Mirror Me Write is a Manchester-based, indie bookseller bringing relatable, diverse and inclusive literature for children and young adults into homes and schools across the UK. 

Shop now to find books by age and key stage... 




Make sure to check out The Black Curriculum Report 2021: Black British History in the National Curriculum

They also have Free Learning Resources for parents and teachers to use with children.

Check out IntoFilm's themed resources for Black Lives Matter.

For Black History Month, Blue Peter commissioned some special poems by black spoken word artists to celebrate black history: 


Teaching British Histories of Race, Migration and Empire. A crowdsourced collection of resources for teachers, students and researchers exploring histories of race, migration and empire.

Black History and Beyond: Virtual Events That Inspire Action, Education, and Awareness - a cross-section of Black History Month happenings on Eventbrite, including discussions with influential Black voices, open mic poetry nights, and decolonised history lectures.

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.

In 2020, 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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