ERIC Number: ED396893
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Sense of Place Curriculum Framework.
North Central Regional Educational Lab., Oak Brook, IL.
This document describes a curriculum model that aims to help students gain a sense of stewardship toward their community and an appreciation for their heritage. At the Sense of Place Symposium, Iowa teachers and administrators worked together to develop an interdisciplinary curriculum framework that would connect students to their communities. The general framework for the curriculum includes a purpose statement; objectives related to teachers, students, and community; areas for student study and growth, including development of a community perspective and awareness of one's importance to community well-being; and proposed outcomes related to teachers, students, and community. This framework is a guide for developing specific lessons reflective of the uniqueness of each school and its community. Included are four lesson plans based on the Sense of Place curriculum model and intended for grades 5-8. Lessons cover the history and significance of a local river, the history and conservation of a local wilderness area, a wetland study and development project, and a program that integrates science and agriculture in teaching exploratory agriculture. Each lesson plan includes name of teacher and school; grade level; time needed; goals, objectives, and student outcomes; background information; needed materials and resources; procedures; assessment of outcomes; extensions and adaptations; and resources. (LP)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Curriculum Development, Environmental Education, Heritage Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Local History, Models, Place Based Education, Rural Education, School Community Relationship, Science Education, Social Studies, Student Development
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: North Central Regional Educational Lab., Oak Brook, IL.
Identifiers: Iowa; Sense of Community; Sense of Place; Stewardship