BLACK HISTORYwise covers the history of slavery, including the emancipators as well as leading Black luminaries. Illustrated by Rik Cheetham, this dynamic educational tool can be used by teachers in all subjects on the national curriculum. The stimulating interactive classroom projects have biographical information on key figures in politics, the civil rights movement, sport and the arts. There is also a unique collection of graphic images of some of the greatest Black achievers of the 20thand 21st centuries.
Topics cover the world. Pupils are asked to look up the meaning of “Apartheid”; by listening to Bob Marley, they can discuss how music can create change. They study thought-provoking quotes from activists, such as Muhammad Ali: “Champions aren't made in gyms… They have to have the skill, and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.” Pupils find out where the words “Land of the free and home of the brave” come from; they write campaign speeches in support of a political candidate – and then deliver it to the class.