Teaching Black History as World History

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African History Project – Ghana (4)
  • Course Title:Teaching Black History as World History
  • Type of Course: Short Course, CPD
  • Department: Education
  • Duration: up to 6 weeks
  • Fee: £149
  • Start date: rolling, enrol at any time
  • Seminars: Saturdays, 7pm – 8.30pm (London), Live on Zoom
  • Lecture: Pre-Recorded, supported by curated reading lists, knowledge questions and tutor support
  • Assessment: 1000-word essay

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.

Educators will be given the knowledge and skills they need to confidently introduce or enhance Black world historical narratives in their 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. 


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 Aims

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

Course Outline

  • African Historical Figures as Protagonists
  • Stakeholder Analysis in African Historical Narratives
  • Africa During WW2, a Case Study
  • Enslavement and the African Diaspora, a Case Study
  • A Political History of the Asante, a World History Module
  • Oral History Masterclass
  • Political History Masterclass


The lectures are delivered on an online learning platform through recorded video lectures, and supported by curated reading lists, knowledge questions and tutor support. 

To find out more about our lectures, please click here.


Seminars are delivered live on Zoom on a weekly/bi-weekly basis. Students need to attend and participate in all the seminars held while they are enrolled. 

To find out more about our seminars, please click here.


Students have 6 weeks from registration to complete the course, attend the seminars, and submit the assignments. 


  • 1000-word essay
  • Seminar attendance and participation

To find out more about our Assignments click here.


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

Note for Schools and Educators

This course is relevant to all humanities and social science teachers.

Schools, Schools Districts and School Consortiums
  • This course can be delivered online through flexible on-demand learning to individual educators. Participants are also enrolled on and encouraged to attend our Seminar Series.
  • This course can also be delivered online through a 1-day live workshop with a minimum of 5 delegates.
  • This course can also be delivered face-to-face through a 1-day live workshop with a minimum of 10 delegates. A travel surcharge will apply.

Need to pay by invoice?

If you are a school or educational 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.

Have a question? Please send us an email to info@africanhistoryproject.org

Course Features

  • Lectures 11
  • Quizzes 0
  • Duration 10 hours
  • Skill level All levels
  • Language English
  • Participants 19
  • Resources Yes