Learning Through Place

Using the local community as a starting point for teaching interdisciplinary concepts and connecting students to the real world. By Kim Stokely Sixteen years ago, after attending a workshop on science teaching, I was driving home over a mountain pass when I stopped and looked out over the mountain valley. I thought, “Look at this […]

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Preparing Teachers for Environmental Education

Preparing Teachers for Environmental Education by Louise Conn Fleming Abstract: Our teacher education team at our university teaches the junior year methods and assessment to preservice middle grades teachers. Starting Spring 2003 we began using “The Projects” as part of methods instruction. In this paper I will review what educators say about how middle grades […]

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Humane Education for a Humane World

Humane education examines the challenges facing our planet, from human oppression and animal exploitation to materialism and ecological degradation.  It explores how we might live with compassion and respect for everyone. by Zoe Weil In 1987, I offered several courses in a summer program for middle school students at the University of Pennsylvania.  The courses […]

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Resource: Ocean Currents

What causes ocean currents? What impact do they have on Earth’s environment? How have they influenced human history? This teaching guide for grades 5-8 provides 7 activities for students to explore the causes and impacts of ocean tides and gain an understanding of the influences of wind, temperature, salinity and density on ocean movement. Students […]

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Approaches to Environmental Education by Indigenous Cultures in North America

-From EETAP Resource Library, prepared by Joe E. Heimlich, Ph.D and Sabiha S. Daudi, GRA. April 1996 One of the major goals of environmental education is to prepare a citizenry capable of making informed choices and able to address its environmental concerns through positive actions. One way to achieve this is by encouraging sharing of […]

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