Windrush Voices twilight CPD for Secondary History

, 16:30 - 18:00 FREE
Black and white photograph of an unnamed Caribbean woman leaving a ship which had recently landed in Southampton Docks, May 1956
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We are pleased to offer a free virtual twilight CPD session for Secondary history teachers, taking place on Windrush Day. This online event will introduce digital learning materials - including oral history sources - and expertise from the British Library to give you fresh insights into the experiences of the Windrush Generation and support you in teaching this topic.

Our Learning Facilitators will showcase free, flexible, ready-to-use resources for Year 10-13 learners created from our collection material. The resources showcase the power of personal testimonies alongside collection content, exploring the challenges faced by the Windrush Generation as well as their wider contribution to society. You'll get an overview of this ready-to-use content and a chance to engage in the activities, boosting your knowledge and confidence so you are primed to use the resources with your learners right away. These materials are suitable for distance-learning or face-to-face delivery. The event will also showcase web resources created by our Learning Team to support teaching and learning on this topic.

About Windrush Voices

Windrush Voices is a set of free digital materials focused on the experience of those who arrived with the Empire Windrush in Essex in 1948 and the wider social and historical context of this moment. Through short-form activity videos and supplementary learning resources, students critically engage with the British Library’s collections and investigate the experiences of Caribbean immigrants in the 1950s and 1960s. Teachers in the UK can request these materials for free via the website.


Image credit: © Haywood Magee/Picture Post/Getty Images/Stringer



Age group: Teachers of Secondary History
When: , 16:30 - 18:00
Length: 90 minutes
Key skills: History teaching, Windrush, migration, oral history
Price: Admission: Free entry
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