Education and the Environment: Creating Standards-Based Programs in Schools and Districts

Education and the Environment: Creating Standards-Based Programs in Schools and Districts

by Gerald A. Lieberman, Richard Louv
ISBN-10:
1612506291
ISBN-13:
9781612506296
Pub. Date:
11/08/2013
Publisher:
Harvard Education Press
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Overview

Education and the Environment: Creating Standards-Based Programs in Schools and Districts


In this timely book, curriculum expert Gerald A. Lieberman provides an innovative guide to creating and implementing a new type of environmental education that combines standards-based lessons on English language arts, math, history, and science with community investigations and service learning projects.

By connecting academic content with local investigations, environmental study becomes not simply another thing added to the classroom schedule but an engaging, thought-provoking context for learning multiple subjects.

The projects outlined in the book further students’ understanding of the way human and natural “systems” interact locally and globally, and provide the next generation with the knowledge necessary for making decisions that will be critical to their future—and ours.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612506296
Publisher: Harvard Education Press
Publication date: 11/08/2013
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 591,551
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents


CONTENTS

FOREWORD vii
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS xi
INTRODUCTION 1

PART ONE: Introducing Environment-Based Education 9
1: Why the Environment Belongs in Today’s Classrooms 11
2: Standards and the Making of EBE 27
3: The Benefits of EBE 45
4: Implementing EBE in a School, District, or State 63

PART TWO: Creating and Implementing an EBE Program 93
5: Planning for Success 95
6: Choosing an Environmental Context 123
7: Connecting Standards to an Environmental Context 147
8: EBE Instructional Materials and Resources 169
9: Student Assessment and Program Evaluation 189

APPENDIX A:
California’s Environmental Principles and Concepts 207

APPENDIX B:
Summary of the EBE Research Data 211

APPENDIX C:
Types of Support That Stakeholders and Partners Can Provide 221

APPENDIX D:
Examples of EBE Community Partners 223

NOTES 229
ABOUT THE AUTHOR 239
INDEX 241

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