A new project for Key Stage 2. Investigating the history of coal mining in the North East and the current climate crisis.
A project for Key Stage 2 students created with local history and climate change experts.
- Learn about the history of coal mining.
- Learn about the amazing technological developments created by engineers in the North East.
- Learn about the current climate crisis.
- Learn about solutions for the climate crisis.
- Think about how they can influence change.
Background to the project
During the industrial revolution, the North East was home to astounding technological developments. These developments had positive and negative effects. What happened changed people’s lives, both in the past and today.
“It is not until we reach Silicon Valley that there is another such concentration of globally important (and massively profitable) innovation in one ‘tight’ physical location during one short time period”.Professor John Tomaney of UCL
Today, engineers are finding ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. They are also helping us to live with our changing climate.
We know young people are very concerned about climate change. This project will help them understand how climate change happened. They will also think about how people can work together to create change.
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