Teaching Black History as World History

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African History Project – Ghana (4)

Advanced Subject Knowledge Short Course

This short course helps history teachers develop their subject knowledge and enhance their professional and academic standing in the delivery of robust and diverse history teaching and curriculum design.

Comprising roughly 10 hours of study, students will be given the knowledge and skills they need to confidently introduce into or enhance Black world historical narratives in curriculum design. We hope that graduates of this course will go on to make major contributions to curriculum development in their schools as well as on a national and international level. 

The short course can be taken as a standalone course or as part of the Foundation Certificate in Teaching Black History in Schools.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module, students are expected to understand:

  1. How to teach Black world histories in a way that emphasises the agency of Black historical figures;
  2. How to undertake stakeholder and multiplicities analyses to empower your students to engage in more robust and critical historical enquiries;
  3. Schemes of work for specific Black world histories;
  4. How the transatlantic slave trade, slavery and colonisation can be taught in more robust and engaging ways as part of world history. 


Need to pay by invoice?

If you are a school or education institution and need to pay by invoice, please send us an email to info@africanhistoryproject.org with the following information:

  • School Name and Address
  • Email address to send the invoice to
  • Participant(s) name(s) and email address(es)

We will contact you within 24 hours with the invoice and information about next steps.



Apeike Umolu is the founder of the African History Project. She is an educator and historian with over 15 years of experience supporting students in the attainment of academic excellence. Specialising in African history, she is a passionate historian and has undertaken historical studies at the University of Oxford. She researches extensively on West African political history and is working on her first book On Black Consciousness.


Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Black World History

  • Seeing African Historical Figures as Protagonists
  • Stakeholder Analysis in African Historical Narratives

Module 2: African Political History of the 18th and 19th Centuries

  • Curriculum Brainstorming
  • A Politcal History of the Asante, a World History Module

Module 3: Africa in the 20th Century, World War 2

  • Curriculum Brainstorming
  • Africa at War, a World History Module

Module 4: Reimagining Slavery Education

  • Curriculum Brainstorming
  • A History of Slavery, a World History Module

Couse Delivery and Assessment

This course is delivered through 15 hours of online learning via video lectures and coursework. The course should take 4 – 6 weeks to complete. Students work at their own pace and will have access to course materials for 6 weeks from enrolment. 

Students are also encouraged to attend any public lectures and seminars that take place in the School while they are enrolled.

The course is assessed by a 1000-word essay marked as pass/fail.


On successful completion of the course, participants will be issued with a Certificate of Completion and be eligible for an academic reference. 

Course Aims

The course aims to give teachers the subject knowledge they need to introduce or enhance Black world historical narratives in their curricula. By identifying opportunities in the history Curriculum, the course shows educators how to think more creatively about their teaching practice and curriculum design. 

The priority is on introducing robust and engaging dedicated modules. Students will be encouraged to review their own history programmes to see where such a module could be inserted and how it could be synergised with other explorations. In this vein, the priority is on allowing Black historical actors and their narratives to propel the enquiry, allowing educators and their students to see the study of Black world history as an essential part of global citizenship education. 

Course Features

  • Lectures 12
  • Quizzes 0
  • Duration 10 hours
  • Skill level All levels
  • Language English
  • Students 18
  • Assessments Yes
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