Teaching inclusive histories

The Teaching Inclusive Histories event took place in November 2021 and highlighted the work that both primary and secondary school teachers and museum professionals are doing to ensure that history lessons, workshops and resources for school pupils are inclusive and make meaningful connections with the lives of young people today.  It was a space for sharing good practice, discussing approaches and highlighting useful tools and resources.

This page contains key event information as well as useful links and resources for teachers.

Justice to History

Watch a video of the keynote presentation from Robin Whitburn and Abdul Mohamud (Justice to History). 

Abdul and Robin founded Justice to History as an organisation in 2013 to help teachers and students explore relevant, and often neglected, diverse histories. They recently led an HA Teacher Fellowship programme on Britain and Transatlantic Slavery, and presented a series of webinars for the HA on Diverse Histories and Decolonising the Curriculum. They are authors of a book on Teaching Black History in Secondary Schools and two textbooks on Migration and Empire for GCSE.

Pupil Voice

We asked pupils at Mulgrave Primary School and St Mary Magdalene C of E Secondary School what they have been learning in the classroom and what teaching inclusive histories means to them.

Migration and Movement Enquiry Day Resource Pack can be found here

The event was hosted by the Royal Museums Greenwich learning team in collaboration with the Royal Borough of Greenwich School Improvement team and the Old Royal Naval College. It was part of the Our Century centenary programme from the Institute of Historical Research - the UK's national centre for history.  The Our Century programme (July 2021- May 2022) celebrates the discipline and practice of history across the UK and beyond.  The event was also funded by the Royal Borough of Greenwich for Black History 365 2021.