Black History

About this scheme: This scheme of work is designed to allow students to explore the topics of human rights, civil rights and slavery. It also introduces the skills needed to devise and improvise, based on a stimulus. The scheme has cross curricular links with History, Geography and PHSE/Citizenship.



By the end of this unit it is expected that all students will be able to: demonstrate an awareness of the themes which are present in the scheme and that we all have human rights. Students will also be able to explore the themes practically through use of the explorative strategies used in Drama lessons.

Most students will be able to: Select and apply several explorative strategies to their performance in order to create an informed response

Some learners will have progressed further and will be able to: Provide justification for the strategies that are used and carefully select and make decisions on their inclusion, in order to present a sensitive and informed response to the key themes of the civil rights movement.

Key Assessments

At the end of this unit the final performances will be filmed; they will then be assessed by the teacher. Students will also have an opportunity to self assess their performance and peer assess the performances of others.

How to help your child

It would be helpful if parents encouraged their child to research Rosa Parks, Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King Jr. You may also wish to question them on their thoughts towards the events covered in the lessons and discuss present day examples of discrimination.