Greening the curriculum? History joins ‘the usual suspects’ in teaching climate change

Kate Hawkey, Jon James, Celia Tidmarsh

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Inspired by the news that Bristol had become the UK’s first Green Capital,
Kate Hawkey, Jon James and Celia Tidmarsh set out to explore what a ‘Green
Capital’ School Curriculum might look like. They explain how they created a
cross-curricular project to deliver in-school workshops focused on the teaching of climate change, involving student teachers from the subject disciplines of history, geography and science. They outline the objectives, activities and outcomes of this project, and explain the unique focus of each subject
discipline. They illustrate the strengths of the project in terms of both pupils’ understanding and student teachers’ knowledge, of their own subject and how
it connects to other subject disciplines and identify the challenges they faced in
developing a ‘post-carbon’ curriculum.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-41
Number of pages10
JournalTeaching History
Issue number162
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2016

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  • SoE Centre for Teaching Learning and Curriculum


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