Sourcebook Of Experiential Education

Author: Thomas E. Smith
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136881441
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Experiential education is a philosophy and methodology for building knowledge, developing skills, and clarifying values by engaging learners in direct experience and focused reflection. To understand experiential education, what should one be reading? This sourcebook introduces philosophers, educators, and other practitioners whose work is relevant to anyone seeking answers to this question. Following brief snapshots of John Dewey and Kurt Hahn, the book is organized in four sections: Philosophers and Educational Theorists Nature Educators and Outdoor Educators Psychologists and Sociologists School and Program Founders. Each chapter focuses on an individual whose philosophy and practice exemplify a biographical and historical model for reaching a deeper understanding of experiential education. An appendix includes short biographical sketches of forty-five additional people whose contributions to experiential education deserve a closer look. This volume provides a much-needed overview and foundations for the field – for students in courses addressing experiential education, challenge education, outdoor experiential education, recreation education, and related fields; for learning theorists and curriculum specialists; for experiential educators; and for educational philosophers.

The Coffin Quilt

Author: Ann Rinaldi
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547416243
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Fanny McCoy has lived in fear and anger ever since that day in 1878 when a dispute with the Hatfields over the ownership of a few pigs set her family on a path of hatred and revenge. From that day forward, along the ragged ridges of the West Virginia-Kentucky line, the Hatfields and the McCoys have operated not withing the law but within mountain codes of their own making. In 1882, when Fanny's sister Roseanna runs off with young Johnse Hatfield, the hatred between the two clans explodes. As the killings, abductions, raids, and heartbreak escalate bitterly and senselessly, Fanny, the sole voice of reason, realizes that she is powerless to stop the fighting and must learn to rise above the petty natures of her family and neighbors to find her own way out of the hatred.

The Darling Dahlias And The Unlucky Clover

Author: Susan Wittig Albert
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
ISBN: 0996904042
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NYT bestselling author Susan Wittig Albert returns to Depression-era Darling, Alabama . . . ​where the ladies of the Dahlias, the local garden club, are happy to dig a little dirt! In the seventh book of this popular series, it looks like the music has ended for Darling’s favorite barbershop quartet, the Lucky Four Clovers—just days before the Dixie Regional Barbershop Competition. Another unlucky break: a serious foul-up in Darling’s telephone system—and not a penny for repairs. And while liquor is legal again, moonshine isn’t. Sheriff Buddy Norris needs a little luck when he goes into Briar Swamp to confront Cypress County’s most notorious bootlegger. What he finds upends his sense of justice. Once again, Susan Wittig Albert has told a charming story filled with richly human characters who face the Great Depression with courage and grace. She reminds us that friends offer the best of themselves to each other, community is what holds us together, and luck is what you make it. Bonus features: Liz Lacy’s Garden Gate column on “lucky” plants, plus the Dahlias’ collection of traditional Southern pie recipes and a dash of cookery history. Reading group questions, more recipes, and Depression-era info “Captivating . . . Charming characters, a fast-paced plot, and a strong sense of history help make this a superior cozy.” —Publishers Weekly “The author of the popular China Bayles mysteries brings a small Southern town to life and vividly captures an era and culture—the Depression, segregation, class differences, the role of women in the South—with authentic period details. Her book fairly sizzles with the strength of the women of Darling.” —Library Journal Starred Review

The Foxfire Book

Author: Foxfire Fund, Inc.
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780385073530
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In the late 1960s, Eliot Wigginton and his students created the magazine Foxfire in an effort to record and preserve the traditional folk culture of the Southern Appalachians. This is the original book compilation of Foxfire material which introduces Aunt Arie and her contemporaries and includes log cabin building, hog dressing, snake lore, mountain crafts and food, and "other affairs of plain living."

Recommended Literature

Publisher: California Department of Education
ISBN: 9780801108310
Size: 49.67 MB
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Intended as a guide for local-level policymakers, curriculum planners, teachers, and librarians, this book lists over 1200 titles of books as examples of good literature for high school students. It is intended to encourage educators to review their literature programs and the accompanying instructional materials and to encourage students to read and to view reading literature as a worthwhile activity. The book is divided into two sections: (1) core and extended materials (those selections which are to be taught in the classroom and works which may be assigned to supplement classwork); and (2) recreational and motivational literature (to guide students when selecting individual, leisure-time reading materials). Titles are listed within these sections by traditional categories that are generally well-known by high school teachers. Categories are: biographies; drama; folklore, mythology, and epics; nonfiction, essays, and speeches; novels; poetry; short stories; and books in languages other than English. Books are listed alphabetically by author, and a matrix is used to give helpful information that will assist selectors when searching for a title. Works in the core and extended section are coded by type of entry--core or extended; grade span and culture--literary contributions of specific ethnic or cultural groups (Black, Chinese, Filipino, Hispanic, Hmong, American Indian, Japanese, Korean, Khmer, Samoan, Vietnamese). An index of authors and titles is included at the end of the book and an appendix deals with storytelling. (MG)


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