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.
|Publisher:||Harvard Education Press|
|Product dimensions:||9.00(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.70(d)|
Table of Contents
CONTENTS FOREWORD vii ACKNOWLEDGMENTS xi INTRODUCTION 1PART 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 63PART 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