Teaching history at a time of planetary crisis
- Environmental History
2 November 2023
16:30 - 18:00
The importance of teaching young people about our planetary crisis is hard to overstate. This is the defining existential challenge of our time and helping students to understand how we reached this point has relevance for the way we navigate our way out of it. In this session, Michael Riley and Alison Kitson will draw on their work for UCL’s new Centre for Climate Change and Sustainability Education for which they have developed four professional development modules for teachers. Two of these modules introduce teachers to the potential of history to contribute to young people’s understanding of the planetary crisis and two exemplify this potential in relation to substantive historical topics. Their work is relevant at all age groups between 5-18 years. In this workshop, Michael and Alison will share this work and the scholarship that underpins it.