- Empire and Commonwealth
Let’s Talk About Empire and Conflict: CPD for Teachers
IWM’s free CPD films support teaching the experiences and legacy of the British Empire and conflict for secondary pupils.
Teachers told us they face key challenges in teaching this subject. How does Empire and conflict fit in a National Curriculum? How can you find and use primary and secondary sources to have conversations about inequality? How can you feel confident with language? How can sources reflect and support the different heritage and lived experience within your classrooms?
Led by IWM experts, teachers and equality advocates Let’s Talk About Empire and Conflict explores how to teach this subject within a broad and balanced curriculum. You’ll find practical guidance on approach, language, finding sources and managing difficult conversations about race and representation.
These videos can be used as a teacher’s companion to these BBC Bitesize resources for KS3 students.
In addition to IWM expert historians, we are delighted to be working with the following contributors:
Dan Lyndon (Teacher and Author)
Dan Lyndon-Cohen has been teaching History in schools across London for over 25 years and currently works as Lead Practitioner for Humanities at Park View School in Tottenham. He has published extensively on migration histories including his most recent book for primary schools 'Journeys: The Story of Migration to Britain'. As well as collaborating on the writing of the OCR GCSE Migration courses and textbooks Dan also wrote the exam papers for the OCR A course between 2016 and 2020. He is also an Honorary Fellow of the Schools History Project and has been a regular contributor to its annual conference for many years delivering workshops and plenaries on a diverse range of topics.
Funmilola Stewart (Head of History at Dixons Trinity Academy, Bradford)
Funmilola Stewart is Head of History at Dixons Trinity Academy, Bradford. She is passionate about delivering an honest, representative and inclusive curriculum, which provides students with access to realities that have previously been neglected. Funmi is focusing on decolonising the history curriculum and stepping away from a Eurocentric approach to history teaching. Funmi hopes to inspire students to feel confident within their own identities, as well as encouraging them to demonstrate tolerance and acceptance of the identities of others.
Dr Halima Begum (Chief Executive The Runnymede Trust)
Dr Halima Begum is the Director of the Runnymede Trust, the UK’s leading race equality think tank working to build a Britain in which all citizens and communities feel valued, enjoy equal opportunities, lead fulfilling lives, and share a common sense of belonging.
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