Primary History 96: Climate and Environment

The primary education journal of the Historical Association

Published: 29th February 2024

In this edition of Primary History

05 Editorial (Read article)

06 The potential of primary history – Alison Kitson and Michael Riley (Read article)

12 How much has the weather mattered in British history? A possible development study – Tim Lomas (Read article)

20 A Significant Local Event: Carlisle floods – Sue Temple (Read article)

24 Earth heroes: Etta Lemon, ‘The Mother of Birds’ – Ailsa Fidler (Read article)

30 The year without a summer and other cautionary tales – Susie Townsend (Read article)

35 Dig for sustainability! – Paul Spear (Read article)

38 Linking history and science: how climate affected settlement – Karin Doull (Read article)

44 Exploring sustainability in the Early Years – Lucy Hawker (Read article)

46 Using indigenous and traditional stories to teach for climate and ecological action – Caitríona Ní Cassaithe and Anne Marie Kavanaght (Read article)

52 Trees – Collated by Ailsa Fidler (Read article)

58 Why we need to teach about the history of trees and woodland (and how we might do it) – Michael Riley (Read article)

Centre spread poster
Finding some of the great trees of the United Kingdom; Earthrise 

Regular features: Primary History runs a number of regular features including Ideas for Assemblies, One of My Favourite History Places and Pull-out Posters. You can view all editions of these features here.

Cover image: ‘Earthrise’, taken on 24 December 1968, by Apollo 8 astronaut William Anders

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