Mapmaking with Children: Sense of Place Education for the Elementary Years

Video Recording
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Hours for Learning Activity:

1 learning hour

Date and Time:

Thursday, April 14, 2022, 7:00pm

Maintaining that there is no substitute for hands-on experience, David Sobel places the initial emphasis on local projects – projects that begin in students’ own backyards and communities, projects that provide a sense of place. Mapmaking, as Sobel uses it, has relevance across the curriculum. In addition to appealing to social studies teachers, this workshop will be of interest to science teachers, language arts teachers, and math teachers looking for new ways to invigorate the curriculum.

David Sobel is a Professor Emeritus in the  Education department of Antioch University New England. He is a frequent keynote speaker at environmental education conferences and serves as a consultant to school districts and environmental organizations.

Upon registration, registrants will receive a discount code by email to access David Sobel’s resources available on The Outdoor Learning Store, including Mapmaking with Children, Nature Preschools and Forest Kindergartens, and Place-based Education: Connecting Classrooms to Communities.

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Contact Email:

Contact Name:

Duncan Whittick