Teaching About Place
Learning From The Land

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Editor: Laird Christensen
Editor: Hal Crimmel-Eds

Format: Paper
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780874177329
Published Date: 2008

The sixteen essays in this anthology describe the practice of teaching about place, with the goal of inspiring educators as well as other readers to discover the value of close investigation of their own places. The contributors discuss places from the desert river canyons of the American West, to the bayous of Texas, to wildlife refuges on the Atlantic Coast, to New England’s forests and river, and back to the wildland-urban interface in suburban Southern California. <br> These essays reveal broader lessons about the possibilities and limitations that come with teaching about place and inhabiting our own places outside the classroom. Contributors include: Ann Zwinger, Bradley John Monsma, SueEllen Campbell, Terrell Dixon, and John Elder.<br> <br>

Author Bio
Laird Christensen is associate professor of English and environmental studies at Green Mountain College, where he also directs the environmental studies graduate program. He has published many poems and numerous essays on environmental subjects. <br> <br> Hal Crimmel is associate professor of English at Weber State University. He is the author of Dinosaur: Four Seasons on the Green and Yampa Rivers, editor of Teaching in the Field: Working with Students in the Outdoor Classroom, and has published numerous essays on wilderness and outdoor-related topics.<br> <br> <br>