Teaching the Energy Transition - Environmental History Week 2021

“Teaching the Energy Transition,” available as a recorded video, considered how we bring history to bear on ongoing and future energy transitions. Teachers with experience in different classroom settings discuss using historical sources to teach a subject with urgent contemporary ramifications. Panelists further consider environmental historians’ responsibility to students who are coming of age under the shadow of climate change, the politics of analyzing energy transitions in the classroom, and pedagogical innovations in the realm of energy and environmental history. The panel additionally introduce Energy History Online, a free new educational website serving teachers and students of United States and global energy history.  


Dr. Bathsheba Demuth, Brown University

Dr. Raechel Lutz, The Wardlaw + Hartridge School

Dr. Chad Montrie, UMass Lowell

Moderator: Dr. Paul Sabin, Yale University