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ERIC Number: EJ778187
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1082-3301
My Place in My World: Literature for Place-Based Environmental Education
Wells, Rachael; Zeece, Pauline Davey
Early Childhood Education Journal, v35 n3 p285-291 Dec 2007
This article explores how children can learn about environmental sciences through place-based education and children's literature. Recent studies suggest that there is a lack of environmental science knowledge among citizens of all ages. Scholars and educators recommend introducing young children to the places in which they live to create an impact on how they will view and respect the natural world as adults. Selection and use of developmentally appropriate and scientifically accurate literature can be an effective tool to help children understand their place in and connections to the natural world. Guidelines for selecting place-based literature are presented using the Midwest United States as an example. Twelve children's books are recommended and reviewed.
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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