What should we tell the children?

Climate change and the school curriculum

PSHE Association
Jun 25, 2019 · 8 min read
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When our children study a graph of global GDP and a graph of carbon concentration in the atmosphere they will see two lines rising together. Will they appreciate ‘human achievement’ which has carbonised the atmosphere, or curse it?

The Expert Panel who wrote the framework for the current National Curriculum provide a starting point. ‘The first consideration when designing a curriculum,’ they wrote, ‘is to be clear about the purposes the curriculum is expected to serve.’

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