To help schools and universities teaching students about the climate crisis and environmental change, we are planning to create learning resources. This will include printable worksheets, reading group discussion questions, essay assignments, book guides and lesson topics based around a selection of members’ books. For this project, we are looking for educators who work with age groups from primary school to university level, in both English and Science subjects.
We’d like to create topics for students across different ability groups, focussing on literature, science, or both. If you have experience teaching English or Science at any level, you may be able to help us build resources based around our members’ books and essays (see: https://climatefictionwritersleague.substack.com). The teaching packs will be free to download from the website for any educators to use in their classes, with the aim of raising awareness about climate change science and politics. As an example, see Campaign CC’s Learning Resources here: https://www.campaigncc.org/schoolresources
Someone with experience of education at any level would be very welcome!
We are a group of authors who believe in the necessity of climate action. Fiction is one of the best ways to inspire passion, empathy and action in readers. Our works raise awareness of climate change, and encourage action at the individual, corporate and government levels.
With 100+ authors, the Climate Fiction Writers League website is an extensive database of climate fiction writers around the world. The website gives a clear overview of where writers are located to allow people looking for a speaker to see who is available in a certain area, and breaks down their novels into genres and age categories. The writers publish bi-weekly essays and interviews showcasing upcoming titles (see https://climatefictionwritersleague.substack.com/), on topics such as Geoengineering in Poetry, Designing a Solarpunk City and Rising Sea Levels in near-future fiction.
At the moment the league is a small, newly-established operation, but it is fast-growing. For example, the newsletter already has 400 readers after just 2 months.