Learning from the Land: Teaching Ecology through Stories and Activities

Learning from the Land: Teaching Ecology through Stories and Activities

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Former teacher and an acclaimed author Brian qFoxq Ellis is a master at using creative storytelling to open up the natural world to students. With this new edition of his highly praised Learning from the Land: Teaching Ecology through Stories and Activities, Ellis gives educators 12 captivating science-based stories as well as the supporting material they need to use those stories at a variety of learning levels. This latest edition immerses students in both the process and the excitement of science. Ellis's original stories explore everything from the Big Bang theory to plate tectonics, from the water cycle to the food web, from forest ecology to animal intelligence. The accompanying lesson plansa€”all based on national standardsa€”include tips for discussions, writing activities, mapmaking, storytelling, scientific observations, and other activitiesa€”everything teachers need to break through the walls of the classroom and immerse their students in the interworkings of the world outside.... knowledge of language structure, language conventions (e.g., spelling and punctuation), media techniques, figurative language, ... NCTE 12 Students use spoken, written, and visual language to accomplish their own purposes (e.g., for learning, ... ~I~Materials: Telling Tales Tall and True worksheet; anthologies of tall tales; pen or pencil and paper ... Activity: Read or tell several tall tales to the class.


Title:Learning from the Land: Teaching Ecology through Stories and Activities
Author: Brian "Fox" Ellis
Publisher:ABC-CLIO - 2011-11-04
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