Yes, children, climate change will be on the test!
Starting in 2020, Italian public schools will require children in all grades to study sustainability. Lorenzo Fioramonti, Italy’s Education Minister, said all public schools will include about 33 hours a year in their curricula to study issues linked to climate change, which could put Italy at the forefront of environmental education.
The lessons will eventually be used as a pilot program to ultimately fold the climate agenda of the United Nations into the entire curriculum, including geography, maths, and physics. For instance, geography courses would study the impact of human actions on different parts of the planet.
“I want to make the Italian education system the first education system that puts the environment and society at the core of everything we learn in school,” Fioramonti said.
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