Learning from the Land: Teaching Ecology through Stories and Activities, 2/e
228 pages • 8½ x 11
This all-new set of original science tales for children utilizes the power of storytelling to explore ecology's big ideas, providing extensive accompanying teacher support for maximum impact.
A cosmological journey through time... a trip into the microscopic world of molecules... the 8,000-mile, pole-to-pole flight of migrating shorebirds. Learning science may be difficult for some students, but when lessons come wrapped in captivating adventures like these, important ideas about the natural world become much clearer and easier to remember.
Former teacher and an acclaimed author Brian "Fox" 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 plans—all based on national standard—include tips for discussions, writing activities, mapmaking, storytelling, scientific observations, and other activitie—everything teachers need to break through the walls of the classroom and immerse their students in the interworkings of the world outside.