Archive for May, 2019

Is an activist rally a field trip? Teachers split on how to properly teach climate change

Monday, May 27th, 2019

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg attends the Friday For Future rally in Berlin on March 29. Thousands of students gathered in the German capital, skipping school to take part in a rally demanding action against climate change. (Michael Kappeler/The Associated Press)

When she was a young girl, Swedish student Greta Thunberg wanted to be an actor or a scientist. But when she learned about climate change in school, those plans changed.

Thunberg, now 16, cut classes and started protesting outside Stockholm’s parliament to draw attention to the climate crisis. Since then, her climate strike has inspired a movement of kids staging their own climate strikes around the world.

But this activism has Thunberg’s teachers and those elsewhere divided and debating how much climate change should be taught in school curriculums — and whether it should include activism.

Click here to read the full story published by CBC’s The Current.

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