As part of the BFI’s blockbuster season, Black Star, we present a collection of classroom resources that explore race and representation on screen. Written for teachers by teachers, these lesson ideas use British film and TV titles to bring the past to life and to help address often complex and difficult issues. For use in the Primary to Key Stage 5 classrooms.
Download the PDFs on each page to see how you can start using the films in the classroom. These lesson ideas are also available on our BFI Education profile page on TES Connect.
In partnership with Teach First
Collection 1: Black Star for Primary
Two very different short films act as a springboard for discussion around race and equality.Find out more
Collection 2: Racial Inequality
This five-part scheme of work examines the issue of racial inequality as depicted in the short film Ten Bob in Winter (1963) and the poetry of Langston Hughes and Maya Angelou.Find out more
Collection 3: Black Youth Identity
Lessons for Key Stage 4 PSHE and Citizenship that explore black identity using two films available in BFI Mediatheques.Find out more
Collection 4: Black Representation on British Television
A scheme of work for Key Stage 5 Media Studies that looks at how the representation of black British life on TV has evolved.Find out more