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Author: William Varner,David Sobel
ISBN: 0325000425
Language: English
Pages: 176 pages
Category: Schools & Teaching
Publisher: Heinemann; 1 edition (May 13, 1998)
Rating: 4.3
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Sub: Education

David Sobel is the director of Teacher certification programs in the education department of Antioch New England . David Sobel's approach to enjoying nature with children is inspiring. A great resource for parents, teachers and caregivers of children.

David Sobel is the director of Teacher certification programs in the education department of Antioch New England Graduate School. He is a frequent keynote speaker at environmental education conferences and serves as a consultant to school districts and environmental organization.

Mapmaking with Children: Sense of Place Education for the Elementary Years We should make a map of the .

Mapmaking with Children: Sense of Place Education for the Elementary Years We should make a map of the new neighborhood with Max, to help with the transition to the new house. Mapmaking with Children" helping elementary aged kids put to paper the places they form in their imagination, then using those places to teach curricular information (tying into writing skills, environmental awareness, etc).

Personal Name: Sobel, David, 1949-.

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Gradually, they move on to their neighborhood, developing a sense of place, scope, and perspective

The current crisis in geography education has spawned several books on mapmaking, many of which advocate either recitation and drill or a conceptual top-down model that ignores children's interests. Maintaining that there is no substitute for hands-on experience, this book presents an alternative model. Gradually, they move on to their neighborhood, developing a sense of place, scope, and perspective. Eventually, once students are older, they explore the nation, the world, even the solar system, creating raised relief maps and contour maps to develop visual literacy and spatial reasoning skills.

Mapmaking with Children book Map-making With Children is a Place-based education is an new-old educational theory that proposes to invite. Map-making With Children is a Place-based education is an new-old educational theory that proposes to invite children into project- based lessons that are meaningful precisely because they learn the various school subjects through investigating their local environment.

As Sobel explains, "In the beginning, children's maps represent their . Mapmaking, as Sobel uses it, has relevance across the curriculum.

As Sobel explains, "In the beginning, children's maps represent their experiences of beauty, secrecy, adventure, and comfort. With these affective endeavors as a foundation, I then gradually start to focus on scale, location, direction, and geographic relationships.

When children discover their object, they can place the photo onto a. .Mapmaking with children: Sense of place education for the elementary years. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann. Schoolyard as a Model.

Mapping is a difficult task for most children younger than age four. The children accepted that the toy birds were useful models for the general shape and colors, the shape of the beak, and the accurate song (recordings of actual birds). The toys were obviously not alive, something you may need to mention with younger children.

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The current crisis in geography education has spawned several new books on mapmaking, many of which advocate either recitation and drill or a conceptual top-down model that ignores children's interests. Mapmaking with Children presents an inspired alternative. Maintaining that there is no substitute for hands-on experience, David Sobel places the initial emphasis on local projects--projects that begin in students' own backyards and communities, projects that provide a sense of place.

As Sobel explains, "In the beginning, children's maps represent their experiences of beauty, secrecy, adventure, and comfort. With these affective endeavors as a foundation, I then gradually start to focus on scale, location, direction, and geographic relationships. The development of emotional bonds and cognitive skills needs to go hand in hand in my approach to developmentally appropriate social studies and geography." To that end, his book identifies each stage of development, presenting relevant theoretical issues and several appropriate projects.

In the beginning, students stay close to home, mapping their known world. Gradually, they move on to their neighborhood, developing a sense of place, scope, and perspective. Eventually, once students are older, they explore the nation, the world, even the solar system, creating raised relief maps and contour maps to develop visual literacy and spatial reasoning skills. Vivid illustrations of the students' work are provided throughout to let you observe each stage of development.

Mapmaking, as Sobel uses it, has relevance across the curriculum. In addition to appealing to social studies teachers, this book will be of interest to science teachers, language arts teachers, and math teachers looking for new ways to invigorate the curriculum.

Comments (7)
Tekasa
Love this so far! It really helped me understand what my expectations should be for my 6 year olds abilities [and all future ages,] and why to start in our home, yard, neighborhood, and expand her knowledge from there. This is a book for parents, not kids, to teach you how to teach them.
Fenrikasa
This is a great creative book for small children, specifically as it relates to geography and building relationships with the child and his/her surroundings. (house, back yard, neighborhood, town, city, state,country)

I educate at home and found this book to be a great addition to resources for kids anywhere from 5yo-13.
Centrizius
Really cool ideas for getting kids excited about maps! We homeschool, and I have only done one activity thus far, and my kids were begging for more. I can't wait to see my kids continue to learn from this book. My kids are on the young side (8, 6, and 4), so we are going slow and really just enjoying the beginning activities.
Delalbine
I bought this for use with The Alveary curriculum. A handful of activities were solid, but most fell flat here and were uninspiring to the point of being detrimental to my children’s understanding of and live for geography. Not recommended.
Qucid
interesting book on geography and how to implement it in the elementary​ years
Prorahun
This is a wonderful, well-written book that will be of interest to a wide variety of people--most of whom will unfortunately probably not encounter it--such as parents and homeschoolers and child development professionals and environmental educators, as well as its (presumed by me) targeted audience of classroom teachers. It is the kind of work that uses one subject to explain much about the world, the way we think and use information. It is also a how-to manual on mapmaking with children. I came away from the book with a very clear understanding of several map projects I could do with my children. Because the book first lays the theoretical groundwork for children's understanding of maps, the actual map projects seem intuitive--experiential education at its finest. The author's passion for his subject, and his scholarship come through. There is much information and guidance on what sorts of maps are appropriate for children of different ages to be encouraged to create--from treasure hunts to classroom maps to sophisticated area maps. I am buying copies for my children's teachers!
lucky kitten
David Sobel's approach to enjoying nature with children is inspiring. A great resource for parents , teachers and caregivers of children.
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