How did we get here? Teaching climate change as history

UCL History Teaching Workshop, Thursday 25th November 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM GMT

This workshops explore practical ways to respond to the climate crisis through the lens of history in schools

The climate crisis may be the single most urgent challenge in our students’ future, but can history teachers empower them to tackle it through a deeper understanding of the human history that led us here? This session, led by history teacher Peter Langdon, will consider both the ‘why?’ and the ‘how?’ of integrating climate change into the history curriculum. It will focus on an experimental enquiry (‘When did humans take over the world?’) into how our relationship with the planet has evolved through the whole of human history, as well as suggesting other possible directions. The workshop aims to be the start of a conversation about how teachers can begin to approach such a mammoth task; how students will benefit from new, wider perspectives on our history and how a focus on human choice could inspire them to consider the alternatives for their own futures.

Free and open to all. To register, click here.

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