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ERIC Number: EJ1157245
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
Making a World of Difference by Looking Locally
Lowenstein, Ethan; Smith, Gregory
Educational Leadership, v75 n2 p50-56 Oct 2017
By allowing students to ask critical questions about the places and spaces surrounding them, teachers can empower them to develop problem-solving skills to tackle issues and make a difference in their communities. In this article, Smith and Lowenstein offer three wonderful examples of long-standing environmental place-based education projects that improved animal habitats and natural landscapes and created a unique learning experience for students. They make a case for encouraging students--from preschool- to high school-aged--to ask "What if?", and offer tips for how teachers can get more involved with community members and leaders to enrich the classroom experience.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Michigan (Ann Arbor)
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