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ERIC Number: EJ913499
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0013-8274
A Garden of Stories: An English Lesson in a Botanical Garden
Mazor, Rachel
English Journal, v100 n3 p71-74 Jan 2011
Five middle school teachers are among the few people wandering around the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, squinting at labels describing the plants that will bloom soon. The author and her colleagues are on a reconnaissance mission, trying to plan an interdisciplinary field trip for the seventh grade. They represent different departments--science, math, art, music, and English--and they are charged with the task of finding ways to connect this visit to all of their curricula. They brainstorm lesson ideas, keeping in mind their ulterior motive: to give these city kids a day of green. In this article, the author describes how a trip to the Shakespeare Garden in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden helps students better understand connections between nature, life, and literature.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 7; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York