WHAT IS PLACE-BASED EDUCATION?
Berger, R. (2003) An Ethic of Excellence: Building a Culture of Craftsmanship with Students. Heinemann. An important story about a teacher in Massachusetts who oriented his students’ work towards the community. Great view of exemplars, peer/self-critque and the power of STUDENT WORK. Excerpt from BOOK: http://www.educaciondelcaracter.org/files/012408/Ron%20Berger%20article%202007.pdf
Elder, J. (1998). Teaching at the edge. In J. Elder (Ed.), Stories in the land: A place-based environmental education anthology. In Nature Literacy Series. Great Barrington, MA: The Orion Society. http://www.orionmagazine.org/index.php/education/item/3539/
Check out all of Orion website. This whole book is on-line; and their education section has a lot of useful material.
Gruenewald, D. (2003a). The best of both worlds: A critical pedagogy of place. Educational Researcher, 32(4), 3-12. A foundational article that provides perspective on the “critical edge” of community oriented education.
Rosenberg, J., & Nabhan, G. (1997). Where ancient stories guide children home. Natural History, 7, 263-268. Origin of phrase “knowing where the turtles are.”
Smith, G. & Sobel, D. (2010). Place- and Community- based education in Schools. New York, NY. Routledge. Both Sobel and Smith are masters at giving a rich narrative of this practice. They provide lots of examples and inspiration.
Umphreys, M. (2005) The Power of Community-Centered Education: Teaching as a Craft of Place. Rowman and Littlefield Umphreys gives us insight into how to orchestrate authentic research and participation in community.
Other interesting related reads:
Ecoliterate: How Educators Are Cultivating Emotional, Social, and Ecological Intelligence by Center for Eco-Literacy. By Daniel Goleman, Lisa Bennett and Zenobia Barlow.
Learning Gardens and Sustainability Education: Bringing Life to Schools and Schools to Life by Dilafruz Williams and Jonathan Brown (Routledge, 2010) An exquisite book.
Smart by Nature: Schooling for Sustainabilty by Michael Stone with the Center for Eco-Literacy. Watershed Media, 2009. A great resource that deals with food, ecological design and sustainability.
Our Curriculum Matters http://www.ourcurriculummatters.com/
Sustainable Schools http://www.sustainableschoolsproject.org/).
Community Works Journal http://www.communityworksjournal.org/
Center for EcoLiteracy: http://www.ecoliteracy.org/
The Lake Champlain Basin http://www.lcbp.org/watershedmatters/
This Lake Alive! ONLINE: http://store.shelburnefarms.org/product/this_lake_alive/education_resources
New York City! http://welikia.org/
Teaching About the Hudson River http://www.teachingthehudsonvalley.org/
Municipal website: http://winooskivt.org
Friends of the Winooski River http://www.winooskiriver.org/Winooski_Watershed
Winooski Historical Society: http://www.onioncity.com/history/historic_home10.htm
The Heritage Winooski Mill Museum See Mill Run Newsletter: http://onioncity.com/history/millrun_spring2012.pdf
St Michaels College Project:
UVM Landscape Analysis: http://www.uvm.edu/place/
Article about Landscape Change Program in Geomag: http://www.geosociety.org/gsatoday/archive/15/4/pdf/i1052-5173-15-4-4.pdf
See Intervale Project: http://www.uvm.edu/place/burlingtongeographic/
Salmon Hole video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsZjS7J9jvI
Article about Winooski River flooding
A Natural History of Vermont by Charles Johnson
In the Land of the Wild Onion: Travels Along Vermont’s Winooski River by Charles Fish
The Great Falls on Onion River: A History of Winooski, Vermont by Vince Feeney
Clickity Clack: Wool and Waterpower by Heritage Winooski
“There is work that profits children, and there is work that brings profit only to employers. The object of employing children is not to train them, but to get high profits from their work.”
You have a packet of images taken by Louis Hines. Attached is the packet. Child Labor Images
Resource for more images. All of Hines images are available on-line.
Also add the link to Hines legacy project.
Online Vermont Maps
Library of Congress – Geography and Map Division of the http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/gmdhtml/gmdhome.html
Barry Lawrence Ruderman Antique Maps http://www.raremaps.com/index.html
United States Geological Survey – The National Map http://nationalmap.gov/
Vermont Geological Survey http://www.anr.state.vt.us/dec/geo/mapsonlineinx.htm
National Geographic http://maps.nationalgeographic.com/maps
Vermont Center for Geographic Information http://www.vcgi.org/mapcenter/
Digital Atlas of the United States http://126.96.36.199/USpage1.html
Vermont Agency of Natural Resources http://www.anr.state.vt.us/site/html/maps.htm
University of New Hampshire – Historic USGS Maps of Vermont http://docs.unh.edu/towns/VermontTownList.htm
University of Texas at Austin Library Map Collection http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/vermont.html
Vermont State Highway Map http://www.state.vt.us/vtmap/vtmap.htm
United State Census Bureau http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/maps/vermont_map.html
World Sites Atlas – Maps of Vermont http://www.sitesatlas.com/Maps/Maps/VT1.htm
Libre Map Project – Vermont Map and GIS Data http://libremap.org/data/state/vermont/
Vermont Agency of Transportation – VTrans Online Map Center http://vtransmaps.vermont.gov/
Vermont Agency of Transportation – Historic Maps http://vtransmaps.vermont.gov/mapsftp/
State of Vermont – Maps http://www.vermont.gov/portal/vermont/index.php?id=259
Rootsweb.com – Vermont Map Collection http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vermontgenealogyresources/Maps/Index.htm
Vermont Geographic Alliance – Online Vermont Geography Textbook & Interactive and Static Maps http://academics.smcvt.edu/vtgeographic/
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps Available at some local libraries and the Vermont Historical Society (access code required) http://www.vermonthistory.org/index.php/library/research-resources-online/sanborn-maps.html
Middlebury College – Digital Historic Map Collection http://middarchive.middlebury.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/vtmaps
Cartography Associates – The David Rumsey Map Collection http://www.davidrumsey.com/
Old Maps Online – Database for Finding Historic Maps http://project.oldmapsonline.org/about
Historic Map Works – Vermont Historical Maps and Atlases http://www.historicmapworks.com/Browse/United_States/Vermont/
Harvard Geospatial Library http://calvert.hul.harvard.edu:8080/opengeoportal/
New York Public Library Digital Gallery – Map Collection http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/explore/dgexplore.cfm?topic=history&col_id=149
Boston Public Library – Norman B. Leventhal Map Center http://maps.bpl.org/