Murakami Sale

Recently Viewed clear list

Interviews | Today, 10:19am

Jill Owens: IMG David Mitchell: The Interview

David MitchellDavid Mitchell's newest mind-bending, time-skipping novel may be his most accomplished work yet. Written in six sections, one per decade, The Bone... Continue »
  1. $21.00 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    The Bone Clocks

    David Mitchell 9781400065677

Qualifying orders ship free.
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
2 Remote Warehouse Education- General

More copies of this ISBN

Childhood and Nature: Design Principles for Educators


Childhood and Nature: Design Principles for Educators Cover


Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Public discussions of global climate change and other threats to the planet are making children more aware of environmental issues. As increasing numbers of kids come to school wishing to take action, educators want to know how to teach in a way that fosters a love of nature and an understanding of the complexity and seriousness of these issues.

In Childhood and Nature, noted educator David Sobel makes the case that meaningful connections with the natural world don't begin in the rainforest or arctic, but in our own backyards and communities. Based on his observations of recurrent play themes around the world, Sobel articulates seven design principles that can guide teachers in structuring learning experiences for children. Place-based education projects that make effective use of the principles are detailed throughout the book. And while engaged in these projects, students learn language arts, math, science, social studies, as well as essential problem-solving and social skills through involvement with nature and their communities.

The pressures of test preparation, standards, and curriculum frameworks often reduce the study of nature and the environment to a set of facts and general concepts. However, as Childhood and Nature demonstrates, linking curriculum with an engagement in the real world not only provides students with the thinking skills needed for whatever test comes their way, but also helps them grow into responsible citizens and stewards of the earth.

Book News Annotation:

Sobel (place-based education, Antioch U. New England) presents a collection of 11 essays, some previously published, making the case for classrooms and other educational environments that foster a love and understanding of nature. The author combines anecdotal and theoretical insights with specific recommendations for education projects that address skills required in core subjects (math, science, language arts, etc.) while creating environmentally responsible young people. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Product Details

Sobel, David
Stenhouse Publishers
Human ecology
Environmental ethics
Human Geography
Teaching Methods & Materials - General
Outdoor education
Education-Classroom Resources
Publication Date:
9.27x7.35x.46 in. .85 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. Earth Education a New Beginning Used Trade Paper $7.50
  2. The Northwest Nature Guide: Where to... Used Trade Paper $21.00
  3. Home
    Used Trade Paper $4.50

Related Subjects

Education » Classroom Resources
Education » General
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Medical Specialties
History and Social Science » Sociology » Children and Family
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Environment
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » General
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » General
Transportation » Automotive » Repair and Maintenance

Childhood and Nature: Design Principles for Educators New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$23.75 In Stock
Product details 168 pages Stenhouse Publishers - English 9781571107411 Reviews:
  • back to top
Follow us on...

Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at