LIST OF RESOURCES
Tools and Lessons for Place-Based Education (largely web-based)
Institutional Resources for Place-Based Education
Pedagogy and Theory on Place-Based Education
- Archie, Michele L. Advancing Education through Environmental Literacy. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2003. Online @
ASCD, The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
- Bryson, Bruce. A Question of Scale: Quarks to Quasars (2005).
- Cohen, Jeff. Resources for "A History of Location."
- Committee on Support for Thinking Spatially. "The Double Helix: A Classic Example of Spatial Thinking." Learning to Think Spatially: GIS as a Support System in the K-12 Curriculum. Washington, D.C.: National Academies Press, 2006.
- Davidson, Michael and The Florida State University. Secret Worlds: The Universe Within --Interactive Java Tutorial (2006).
- Friedman, Kaitlin. Watershed Education Resources.
- geodata.gov: Geospatial One-Stop, a geographic information system (GIS) portal.
- Google Earth--A 3D Interface to the Planet (2006).
- Morrison, Phillip and Phyllis. Powers of Ten: A Book About the Relative Size of Things in the Universe and the Effect of Adding Another Zero. Rev. ed. New York: W.H. Freeman, 1994.
- "Sense of Place: Habitat Enhancement Program." Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, 2002. Video: 11 minutes.
Literature on a Sense of Place
- Christensen, Linda. "Where I'm From: Inviting Students' Lives Into the Classroom." Reading, Writing and Rising Up: Teaching About Social Justice and the Power of the Written Word. Milwaukee, WI: Rethinking Schools, 2000.
- Cornell, Josephy Bharat. Sharing Nature with Children. A Parents' and Teachers' Nature-Awareness Guidebook. Nevada City, CA: Dawn, 1979.
- Donahue, Timothy P., Lisa Bryce Lewis, Lawrence F. Price, and David C.
Schmidt. "Bringing Science to Life Through Community-Based Watershed Education."
Journal of Science Education and Technology. 7, 1 (1998).
- Gilbert, Melissa and Masucci, Michele. "Moving Beyond 'Gender and GIS' to a Feminist Perspective on Information Technologies: The Impact of Welfare Reform on Women's IT Needs." A Companion to Feminist Geography. J. Seager and L. Nelson, eds. New York: Blackwell, 2004. 305-321.
- Goldring, Ellen, Lora Cohen-Vogel, Claire Smrekar and Cynthia Taylor.
"Schooling Closer to Home: Desegregation Policy and Neighborhood Contexts." American Journal of Education. 112 (2006): 335Ü362.
- Gruenewald, David. "The Best of Both Worlds: A Critical Pedagogy of Place." Educational Researcher. 32, 4 (May 2003). 3-12.
- Jennings, Nancy, Steve Swidler, and Christopher Koliba. "Place-Based Education in the Standards-Based Reform Era: Conflict or Complement?" American Journal of Education. 112 (2005): 44-65.
- Louv, Richard. Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder.Chapel Hill, N.C.: Algonguin Books, 2005.
- McLafferty, Sara. "Geographic Information and Women's Empowerment: A Breast cancer Example." A Companion to Feminist Geography. J. Seager and L. Nelson, eds. New York: Blackwell, 2004. 486-495.
- Newcombe, Nora. "A Plea for Spatial Literacy." The Chronicle Review.(March 3, 2006.)
- The Orion Society's Nature Literacy Series
1. Sobel, David. Beyond Ecophobia: Reclaiming the Heart in Nature Education. 1996.
2. Stories in the Land: A Place-Based Environmental Education Anthology.
3. Leslie, Claire Walker, John Tallmadge, and Tom Wessels. Into the Field: A Guide to Locally Focused Learning.
4. Sobel, David. Place-Based Education: Connecting Classrooms & Communities.
- Pergams, Oliver R.W. and Patricia Zaradic. "Is love of nature in the US becoming love of electronic media? 16-year downtrend in national park visits explained by watching movies, playing video games, internet use, and oil prices." Journal of Environmental Management (August 2006).
- Smith, Gregory. "Place-Based Education: Learning To Be Where We Are." Phi Delta Kappan. 93, 8 (April 2002): 584-594.
- Stone, Michael K. and Zenobia Barlow, Eds. Ecological Literacy: Educating our Children for a Sustainable World. San Francisco: Sierra Club, 2003.
Useful keywords for searching this topic:
- Brand, Stewart. How Buildings Learn: What Happens After They're Built. New York: Viking, 1994.
- Briggs, Peter. English/Comparative Literature 319: A Sense of Place: Classical, European, American. Bryn Mawr College. Spring 2006.
- Carson, Rachel. Silent Spring. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1994.
- A Civil Action. (Videorecording) Dir. Steven Zaillian. Burbank, CA: Touchstone Pictures, 1999. (115 min.)
- Harr, Jonathan. A Civil Action. New York : Random House, 1995.
- Thoreau, Henry David. Walden. 1854; rpt. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1988.
- Vaupel, Robin. My Contract with Henry. New York: Holiday House, 2003.
- Other authors who justify place-based education from deep ecology/environmental stewardship perspectives:
Wendell Berry, Frijof Capra, David Hutchison, Aldo Leopold, Gary Paul Nabhan, Daniel Quinn, and Gary Snyder.
topophilia, ecological/environmental literacy, place-based education, bioregion(alism)