Childhood and Nature

ISBN-10: 157110741X
ISBN-13: 9781571107411
Edition: 2008
Authors: David Sobel
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Book details

List price: $25.33
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
Publication date: 4/30/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 184
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

Public discussions of global climate change and other threats to the planet are making children more aware of environmental issues. As increasing numbers of kids come to school wishing to take action, educators want to know how to teach in a way that fosters a love of nature and an understanding of the complexity and seriousness of these issues. In Childhood and Nature, noted educator David Sobel makes the case that meaningful connections with the natural world don't begin in the rainforest or arctic, but in our own backyards and communities. Through the concept of place-based education, this book provides seven design principles that can guide teachers in structuring learning experiences for children that connect to the curriculum and the community.

Replacing contempt with love
"Appareled in celestial light" : transcendent nature experiences in childhood
Children and nature design principles
The rest of the stories
Chart of design principles
Take back the afternoon
Mapping McCabe : connecting curriculum and community
Authentic curriculum
Valley quest : strengthening community through educational treasure hunts
The sky above, the Internet below
Island play : Disney World is like a flea compared to Whitehead
Place-based education in Guilford, Vermont : thinking locally, understanding globally
Global climate change meets ecophobia
Ancient Greece in Vermont
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