We sit down with history teacher Ekaete Alfred to dissect the National Curriculum and discuss whether it is possible to teach robust Black British history at KS3.
History education is central to giving students a deep understanding of how the world, its societies, economies, politics and religions came to be. In particular, it has a role to play in fostering global citizenship. Central to this is gaining an understanding of Africa, the world’s second largest continent, and how its descendents have contributed to various global developments.
In this conversation, we ask how educators can robustly cover important Black historical narratives in the classroom.