What is Place-Based Education
Place-based education immerses students in local heritage, culture, landscapes, opportunities, and experiences as a foundation for the study of science, language arts, mathematics, social studies, and other subjects.
Place-based education encourages teachers and students to use the schoolyard, community, public lands, and other special places as resources, turning communities into classrooms.
Project-focused and inherently tailored by local people to local realities, place-based education is equally relevant in small towns and big cities, equally effective for kindergartners and high school students.
Some Web Links That Have Inspired This Work:
And a couple Documents that tell you more about Place-based Education:
What is Place-Based Education?
The Benefits of Place-based Education
The Foundations of Place
See this brochure on the benefits of place-based education from the Place-based Education and Evaluation Collaborative (PEEC).