Schoolyard-enhanced learning : using the outdoors as an instructional tool, K-8 /
Herbert W. Broda.
Portland, Me. : Stenhouse Publishers, c2007.
x, 182 p. : ill. 24 cm.
9781571107299 (alk. paper)
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Portland, Me. : Stenhouse Publishers, c2007.
9781571107299 (alk. paper)
contents note
Schoolyard-enhanced learning : a change of pace and place -- Making the school grounds an outdoor classroom -- Taking your class outside : the nuts and bolts -- Developing process skills in an engaging environment -- Teaching content-area concepts outdoors -- Beyond the schoolyard.
general note
Includes a resource listing.
catalogue key
Includes bibliographical references (p. 171-176) and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2008-09-01:
Broda (Ashland Univ.) writes in the postscript that he has two purposes in writing this book. The first is to empower teachers to see nature as an extension of the classroom. The second is to enhance our perception of the beauty and wonder of the precious environment. Building on George Lamb's claim that children are swimming in an "ocean of media," this book offers very simple, hands-on interdisciplinary opportunities for problem-solving, decision-making curriculum development, and issues-based instructional activities that can be modified seasonally for grades K-8. Practical suggestions for grade range, time, and resources--from chalk and string to using simple technology--are integrated. He enthusiastically walks us through the steps of preparation, the outdoor lesson itself, and follow-up analysis and assessment. While addressing the spectrum of learning styles and a variety of individual student needs, Broda gives concrete examples of activities and resources to stimulate personal and educational growth outside the classroom. Summing Up: Recommended. Students of all levels and practitioners. M. Crisham St. Joseph's College
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Schoolyard-Enhanced Learning: A Change of Pace and Placep. 1
Making the School Grounds an Outdoor Classroomp. 27
Taking Your Class Outside: The Nuts and Boltsp. 59
Developing Process Skills in an Engaging Environmentp. 81
Teaching Content-Area Concepts Outdoorsp. 99
Beyond the Schoolyardp. 119
Postscriptp. 151
Self-Directed Plant Awareness Study Guidep. 153
Resource Auction Bid Sheetp. 155
Balloon Launch Data Sheetp. 156
Resourcesp. 157
Referencesp. 171
Indexp. 177
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