Mapmaking with Children: A Workshop for Educators

Saturday, 31 March, 2012, 9am to 4pm   

A day at Antioch University New England, Keene, NH with

David Sobel ~ author of Mapmaking with Children: A Sense of Place Education for the Elementary Years

and

Bob Coulter  ~ Director, Litzsinger Road Ecology Center,St. Louis, Missouri

Click here for information and to Register.

Featuring:

** indoors mapmaking activities suitable for early elementary grades

** an outdoors mapmaking/treasure hunt activity that involves local exploration and a literacy challenge, adaptable for grades K-6

** an outdoors Geocaching experience integrated with math trail challenges.  (This includes learning the use of GPS units for navigation and treasure finding.)

** a developmental model of children’s geographic understanding

** examples of  integrated curriculum

This workshop will range from developmental theory to brass-tacks practical, from serious reflecting on the purposes of education to the giddy thrill of finding hidden treasure.   Come prepared to draw maps, solve problems, plan curriculum and perhaps get a bit wet and muddy.

Click here to register through the Antioch Center for School Renewal.

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