Childhood and Nature

Design Principles for Educators

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.

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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 ...read more

About the Author(s)

David T. Sobel is the director of Teacher Certification Programs in the education department and director of the Center for Place-Based Education at Antioch University New England in New Hampshire.

Table of Contents

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Contents
Chapter 1: Replacing Contempt with Love
Chapter 2: "Appareled in Celestial Light": Transcendent Nature Experiences in Childhood
Chapter 3: Children and Nature Design Principles
Introduction to Chapters 4-11: The Rest of the Stories
Chapter 4: Take Back the Afternoon
Chapter 5: Mapping McCabe: Connecting Curriculum and Community
Chapter 6: Authentic Curriculum
Chapter 7: Valley Quest: Strengthening Community Through Educational Treasure Hunts
Chapter 8: The Sky Above, the Internet Below
Chapter 9: Island Play: Disney World Is Like a Flea Compared to Whitehead
Chapter 10: Place-Based Education in Guilford, Vermont: Thinking Locally, Understanding Globally
Chapter 11: Global Climate Change Meets Ecophobia
Epilogue: Ancient Greece in Vermont
References
Index

Product Details

Grade Range: K-8
Media: 184 pp/paper
Year: 2008
Item No: 0741Item No: 0830Item No: B741
ISBN: 978-157110-741-1ISBN: 978-157110-830-2ISBN: 978-15711B-741-1

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