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Professional Learning

Discussing Race in the Classroom

Support your students in engaging with the topic of race in a safe and constructive way.

October 04, 2022 | 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm BST


Cost:  £0
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About this event:

Single Session

Our single professional learning sessions are designed to easily fit into your day. Typically one hour or less, these sessions explore timely and relevant topics including teaching strategies, current events, and more.


This professional learning event will be led by Facing History staff. When you register, you will receive instructions for how to attend the event.

Race is often regarded as a difficult topic to discuss in the classroom. This perception means that teachers shy away from broaching this important issue and exploring the effects that race and racism have on young people and wider society. This is problematic as students need to be able to discuss race, their experiences and their perceptions, if they are to challenge racism in the world around them.

Join us for a one-hour conversation in which we will provide activities and resources for helping students discuss race in the classroom in a supported and reflective way, and where there will be the opportunity to share experiences with and learn from other teachers. 

This event is aimed at teachers in the UK.

Details for joining the Zoom meeting will be shared by email prior to the event.

4.30pm–5.30pm BST


Michelle Perkins

Senior Programme Associate


Michelle Perkins, Senior Programme Associate

Michelle is responsible for our programme activity, training and supporting the teacher network, facilitating CPD workshops and seminars, and delivering educational projects with teachers and students. Michelle has a BA (History), MA (Jewish History and Culture) and PhD from the University of Southampton, where her thesis focused on gender, social welfare and identity during the occupation of France. Prior to her role at Facing History, Michelle has worked in the academic and corporate sectors, as Visiting Lecturer and Tutor at the Universities of Southampton and Westminster, Knowledge Manager at BP, and in research and editorial for companies such as IHS and Procurement Leaders.

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