ERIC Number: EJ786741
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Making Sense of Place: Sarah's Story
James, Jennifer H.
Early Childhood Education Journal, v35 n5 p413-418 Apr 2008
Written from the vantage point of both a mother and teacher educator, the author recounts the journey taken by Sarah, her 4-year old daughter, as she is introduced to and explores map making as a means of representing and making sense of familiar and unfamiliar places. Offering Sarah's experience as context, the author offers both a practical and theoretical discussion of children's emerging geographic literacy, its relationship to identity development and the importance of understanding children's experience and socio-emotional development to inform pedagogy.
Descriptors: Emotional Development, Young Children, Maps, Geography, Social Development, Concept Formation, Identification (Psychology)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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