Sarah Anderson, our fieldwork, and place-based education coordinator wrote a book illustrating the work we do at the Cottonwood School. Bringing School to Life: Place-based Education Across the Curriculum offers insights into how to build a program across grades. Anderson addresses key elements such as mapping, local history, community science, integrated curricula and more. She also suggests strategies for building community partnerships and implementation for primary grades. This book goes beyond theory to give concrete examples of how to make place-based education a reality in schools.
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Anderson, Sarah, “Go Local! Learning In and Outside the Classroom”, Yes! Magazine online posted 9/17/12
Anderson, Sarah and Anne Gurnee, “Home-Grown Citizens”, Educational Leadership, March 2016, Vol. 73 No. 6, pgs 72-75
Anderson, Sarah, “Taking Hands-on Civics to the Street”, Community Works Journal, March 2017
Anderson, Sarah, “Building Diverse Perspectives through Place-based Education”, Green Schools National Network Newsletter, 3/17/17
Anderson, Sarah, “Bringing School to Life Helps Teachers Implement Place-based Education in the Classroom”, Green Schools National Network blog, posted 11/21/17