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Teaching climate change

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Daniel Raven-Ellison

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Teaching climate change
« on: May 15, 2009, 01:52:40 PM »

A few things to share that could help with your teaching from ActionAid.

1. PowerDown
You may already have the Primary or Secondary photopacks, but you can now access all the images, videos, photocards and other learning resources by visiting for free.

2. Teach Climate Action!
You may have heard in the news about the Lancet publishing a UCL funded report on the link between climate change and health... well one of our speakers at Teach Climate Action! will be talking on just this issue. For a full line up of speakers and to order a ticket visit It's after geography exams in London.

3. Free Age of Stupid resource (maybe)
If you're quick you could be one of the schools to get a free copy of a dilemmas based pack for the Age of Stupid film. Find out more at - the pack will land ready for teaching about climate change in September... ahead of the UN climate change conference in Copenhagen this December.

4. Other resources
If you would like to have 11 of our packs for just £33 (incl p&p) you can. We've bundled together Food for thought: food security in Wadla, Ethiopia, Pandemic, Allon en Haiti, Read about rights, City by the sea: urban development in Mombasa, Kenya, Credit to the Poor: Peru, In the eye of the storm Ks3/4, Let's work together, Living on the Line – video and activity booklet, Picking Up The Threads: Bolivia AND Who decides? You can't order online, but the lovely ActionAid people I work with on 01460 23 8000 will be delighted to send them to you.

Any questions, let me know.
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Re: Teaching climate change
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2009, 09:40:17 PM »
Thanks for these links Dan
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Re: Teaching climate change
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2009, 07:45:13 PM »
Thanks Dan

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Re: Teaching climate change
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2009, 08:15:12 PM »
Some nice resources, cheers matey!

Alan Parkinson

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Re: Teaching climate change
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2009, 06:43:21 PM »
This event at Queen Mary University has to be worth £10 to everyone...

An amazing line-up of speakers:

Yasmin Mcdonnell, Emergencies and Conflict Team, ActionAid on Copenhagen, climatic hazards and responding to climate change
Professor Susan Buckingham, Director of Centre for Human Geography and Environmental Issues, Brunel University on the gendered nature of climate change and how mitigation and adaptation strategies need to be socially and environmentally just
Lizzie Gillett, Producer, The Age of Stupid on communicating and acting on climate change
Dr Victoria Johnson, New Economics Foundation on climate change and interdependence
Professor David Lambert, Geographical Association and the Institute of Education, London on the moral implications of teaching climate action
Dr Robbie Sutton, Department of Psychology, University of Kent on the psychological obstacles to the fight against climate change and the prospects for overcoming them
Dan Box, Journalist and winner of the RGS/IBG and BBC Journey of a Lifetime Award on his trip to the Carteret Islands in the Pacific to meet the world's first official climate refugees
Alex Randall, CheatNeutral on using comedy to teach about climate change
Dr Nicole Blum, Institute of Education on keeping the link between education for sustainable development and climate change
Professor Ian Roberts, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on the links between health and climate change
Peter Gingold, Executive Director of Tipping Point on art and climate change
David J. Horne, Lecturer in Physical Geography at Queen Mary University on whether we are likely to return to the conditions of the Cretaceous period within the next century
Dr Zoe Robinson, Course Director for Applied Environmental Science at Keele University on communicating the science of climate change

Support Action Aid and book your ticket.
Some personal highlights highlighted...

Just been taking a look at the Action Aid pack for 'The Age of Stupid' too, which will be in schools in September - super resource !

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Re: Teaching climate change
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2009, 07:09:01 PM »
Great thanks Dan, have signed up so fingers crossed!