Place Based Education
Place-based instruction allows us to learn more about the region we live in today, the history of the people and their varied perspectives, and to establish a culture of citizenship and community pride to foster growth for future generations.
When cultures come together to learn both with and from each other, there is often an unintended dissonance. Without the shared experiences of being raised within the same traditions and history, too-eager curiosity, bias and even what we think is good manners gets in the way of truly understanding one another. Fear of offending or spreading misconceptions often lead to omissions of content or uncomfortable dialogue. Place-based instructional practices draw on experiencing the land, the stories, and the primary sources that inspire active learning and promotes civic responsibility.