Bristol Conversations in Education - CARGO Classroom - radical new resources for KS3 History

11 November 2020, 12.00 PM - 11 November 2020, 1.30 PM

Lawrence Hoo (Poet, founder of CARGO Movement), Tracy O’Brien (History teacher, collaborator of CARGO Movement) and Professor Olivette Otele (CARGO Board Member, Professor of History of Slavery and Memory of enslavement, University of Bristol)

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This event is part of the School of Education's Bristol Conversations in Education seminar series. These seminars are free and open to the public.

Key speakersLawrence Hoo (Poet and founder of CARGO Movement), Tracy O’Brien (History teacher and collaborator of CARGO Movement) and Professor Olivette Otele (CARGO Board Member, and Professor of History of Slavery and Memory of enslavement at the University of Bristol)

CARGO is an independent creative collective based in Bristol UK, delivering digital public engagement projects including the Universal City platform for the University of Bristol. CARGO’s core project is CARGO Classroom: a set of verified teaching resources for Key Stage 3 History which use poetry and evocative multimedia content to introduce learners to new perspectives on History. Developed in close collaboration with a cohort of experienced teachers and subject specialists, CARGO’s resources trace a timeline from ancient history to the modern day, and illuminate the lineage of visionary leadership exemplified by individuals from Africa and the African Diaspora.

In this presentation, CARGO founder Lawrence Hoo will describe the motivations behind and demand for new History resources in the UK curriculum. Some of the resources will be showcased, with commentary from Teacher and CARGO collaborator Tracy O’Brien regarding their structure and value within the curriculum.

The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.

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