Black History Month: ideas and resources

October is Black History Month (BHM). Use these ideas and resources to help you celebrate Black history, heritage and culture, and to make sure your curriculum and school is diverse and inclusive all year round.

Last reviewed on 19 September 2023
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  1. Celebrate Black History Month your own way
  2. Diversify your lessons
  3. Use these resources to download and create assemblies, lessons and activities

Black History Month (BHM) is a great opportunity to explore Black history, heritage, culture and achievements, and spark discussion about equality and inclusion. 

The theme this year is ‘Saluting our Sisters’, celebrating the achievements of Black women throughout history.

Black history should be integrated into your curriculum all year round. To help you achieve this, review your curriculum using our guidance and tools.

Celebrate Black History Month your own way

There are lots of ways to celebrate, including holding whole-school assemblies, adapting lesson plans, and putting up posters and displays that reflect the contributions that Black people have made – and are making now – to areas such as science, politics, culture and society.

Inviting speakers from local Black-owned businesses into school, to speak about their business and career Working with a local Black-owned business to create themed lessons For example, you could invite someone