History Curriculum: Black History

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 6:07 pm on 8th September 2020.

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Photo of Richard Graham Richard Graham Conservative, Gloucester 6:07 pm, 8th September 2020

My right hon. Friend is making a powerful point about the changes made to the curriculum and the way in which teachers can interpret it to bring alive the points required. Does he agree that there is a huge opportunity in each locality for teachers to work with local civic trusts, local history festivals and so on to develop activities that bring alive some specific items? For example, visiting the Roman wall in Gloucester brings Roman history alive and seeing how the civil war damaged a church gives an idea of what being under siege was like 377 years ago. Such things can be more joined up with encouragement from the Department.