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A Sense of Place: Teaching Children About the Environment by Daniel A. Kriesberg

By Daniel A. Kriesberg

Celebrating within reach nature and the marvels of our personal backyards, this e-book is helping you introduce kids to the area round them. With caliber kid's literature and easy actions, you could domesticate a kid's experience of ask yourself and pleasure and educate her or him the significance of dwelling in concord with nature. those tasks span the curriculum and are provided in reproducible layout, so they're effortless to exploit. Highlighting the 5 senses (sight, sound, odor, style, touch), they construct connections among scholars and the land and create in younger beginners a feeling of place-a actual necessity for dwelling on the earth this present day. Grades K-6.

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Thank you.  This book will inspire journal entries.  Mike Wimmer's illustrations recreate the beauty of farm life.  Even rain doesn't ruin his adventure.  Just as they turn to leave, an eagle dives down and snatches a fish.  Jessie writes back explaining all the wonders of the place where she spends her summers. The letter format is a good model for the children to use as a journal entry or an actual letter to a friend or relative about the place in which they live.  A good inspiration for a variety of counting books.

In the end, the experience becomes a part of you.  This small but elegant book beautifully describes what it means to be a writer. '' Soft watercolors add beauty to this simple but powerful book.  This book of maps follows each animal's adventures through mountains, farms, cities, and the ocean. Children will enjoy seeing the maps of the animals' lives and will get ideas for creating their own maps.  There is even a map of where the wind goes.  The variety of poems and places will help children find their own secret places.

Each feature should be labeled and named by the student.  You can easily explain some of the basic factors effecting climate.  Give the children a chance to find the pattern before explaining it to them.  A city in North Dakota has much wider temperature swings than a city on the East Coast at the same latitude.  Point out the amount of rain found on the eastern sides of these mountains.  There may be local factors that also create the local climate.  The survey can cover questions about knowledge of the place.

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