This practical book offers a scientific framework for the early years that is divided into four key areas: biological science, physical science, earth science and environmental science. Topics covered include life, nature, environmental care, sustainability, and biodiversity - with links throughout to the EYFS. A Sense of Wonder is an easy-to-read guide for educators looking to implement play-based science learning and inspire children of all ages in the Early Years Foundation Stage.
This practical book offers a scientific framework for the early years that is divided into four key areas: biological science, physical science, earth science and environmental science.
Author: Jenny Aitken
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
How to reclaim wonder in our lives and achieve the good life. All of us experience a sense of wonder at some point in our lives. Perhaps you felt it when you experienced your first kiss; when you grasped the perfectly balanced beauty of an equation; or when you first saw the rose windows of Chartres Cathedral? Whatever the circumstances that triggered the feeling, you were left speechless by this extraordinary world of ours. We may speak different languages, cling to different ideas about politics, religion and love – but a longing for wonder connects us all through space and time. Wonder is the impulse behind scientific and philosophical inquiry, artistic creativity and spiritual yearning. It is the most fruitful human sense: firing our curiosity; inspiring us to hope and dream. But our sense of wonder – that feeling we had as children seeing the Milky Way for the first time – gets used up. Faced with the practical demands of adulthood, we trade a sense of wonder for a sense of reality, which all too often brings anxiety and unhappiness in its wake. By exploring the nature of wonder in many areas of human experience, from the natural world to the spirit world, from science to storytelling, Francesco Dimitri reveals how we can reclaim our sense of wonder – not to become children again, but to become happier and more fulfilled adults, better equipped to face the challenges of modern life.
A storytelling-driven self-help book about how to reclaim wonder in our lives, and thereby achieve the good life.
Author: Francesco Dimitri
Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd
A biography of Rachel Carson interspersed with her own memorable quotes.
A biography of Rachel Carson interspersed with her own memorable quotes.
Author: Thomas Locker
Publisher: Fulcrum Pub
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
"Anyone familiar with children's literature knows the gifted pen of award-winning Katherine Paterson. Sales of her books are in the millions, and the list of coveted awards they have garnered - including two Newbery Medals, two National Book Awards, and the Regina Medal - is remarkable." "A Sense of Wonder is a collection of more than three dozen critical essays on reading and writing for children that were originally published as two books, Gates of Excellence and The Spying Heart. Combined for the first time in one volume with a new introduction, these writings come from speeches Katherine Paterson has given all over the world, from her book reviews, and from articles she has authored on her craft. Her trademark wit, imagination, and perception are in full evidence; she reveals why she remembers being kissed by Miss Maude Henderson, the last person ever kissed by General Robert E. Lee; relates the heartbreaking source of her novel Bridge to Terabithia; and describes her dismay at failing as a foster parent to two Cambodian boys. Most of all, this extraordinary writer shares her ideas about writing for children, tells of her passion for reading, and allows us to witness her talent. Teachers, writers, students, parents, librarians - anyone who reads Katherine Paterson's essays - will come away with an expanded vision and a sense of her deep respect for words, ideas, literature, and people."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
World-renowned, award-winning children's book author Katherine Paterson shares her insights into the wonder of a child's imagination in this stunning collection of more than a dozen critical essays on reading and writing for children.
Author: Katherine Paterson
Publisher: N A L Trade
SENSE OF WONDER is a broad, inexpensive, single-volume anthology designed to give students a sense both of literature and history; the book includes canonical works, stories written in response to those works, and essays on major themes and topics in the field. The book will facilitate a variety of different types of speculative fiction course, whether the course is focused on particular themes, on a chronological look at writers, or on the roots of contemporary SF. Beginning with early twentieth-century writers, Sense of Wonder continues up through the most acclaimed present-day writers. Stories are not treated as purely academic exercises, but contextualized, which is vital in reading a genre where most writers know each other and the relationship between writer and reader is a major factor in how stories are created. The collection includes more than 200 stories, poems, and bibliographic essays (contributed by professors who teach science fiction and by professionals), with an emphasis on the roots of modern SF. Each story author is given a biographical introduction as well.
SENSE OF WONDER is a broad, inexpensive, single-volume anthology designed to give students a sense both of literature and history; the book includes canonical works, stories written in response to those works, and essays on major themes and ...
Author: Leigh Ronald Grossman
Category: Literary Criticism
Environmental education curriculum intended to help early childhood educators foster the affective and aesthetic development of preschool children. Addresses the requirements of quality preschool environmental education programming, as well as developmentally appropriate practices. Provides specific goals and practical guidelines for achieving these objectives. Discusses how to infuse environmental education into all aspects of the early childhood curriculum, including indoor and outdoor activities and using community resources. Considers special topics such as dealing with fears, working with children with disabilities, working with infants and toddlers, and involving families. Also includes suggestions for program evaluation. Each activity has a bibliography of recommended resources for lesson extensions.
Environmental education curriculum intended to help early childhood educators foster the affective and aesthetic development of preschool children.
Author: Ruth A. Wilson
First published a half-century ago, Rachel Carson's award-winning The Sense of Wonder remains the classic guide to introducing children to the marvels of nature In 1955, acclaimed conservationist Rachel Carson—author of Silent Spring—began work on an essay that she would come to consider one of her life’s most important projects. Her grandnephew, Roger Christie, had visited Carson that summer at her cottage in Maine, and together they had wandered the surrounding woods and tide pools. Teaching Roger about the natural wonders around them, Carson began to see them anew herself, and wanted to relate that same magical feeling to others who might hope to introduce a child to the beauty of nature. “If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder,” writes Carson, “he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in.” Now available in paperback, The Sense of Wonder is a timeless volume that will be passed on from generation to generation, as treasured as the memory of an early-morning walk when the song of a whippoorwill was heard as if for the first time. Featuring serene color photographs from renowned photographer Nick Kelsh, “this beautifully illustrated edition makes a fine gift for new and prospective mothers and fathers” (Gregory McNamee), and helps us all to tap into the extraordinary power of the natural world.
First published a half-century ago, Rachel Carson's award-winning The Sense of Wonder remains the classic guide to introducing children to the marvels of nature In 1955, acclaimed conservationist Rachel Carson—author of Silent ...
Author: Rachel Carson
"The A Head Start on Life Science lessons are written to help adults facilitate young children's learning as they work as partners in exploring the natural world. The lessons were designed for developmentally appropriate use in early childhood education settings. Inspired by and adapted from the activities in NSTA's A Head Start on Science: Encouraging a Sense of Wonder (edited by the founder of our project, William Ritz,) each lesson has as its basis active, hands-on involvement of children and focuses not on teaching children "science facts," but rather on nurturing children's innate curiosity about the natural world and encouraging children to make discoveries on their own. Teachers familiar with the activities in the original book will find the lessons here as useful models for expanding science activities into integrated, inquiry lessons. The lessons are intended to help teachers to expand children's thinking in an area of interest and are designed to help teachers to come to understand a method for sequencing learning opportunities that promotes understanding."--
Teachers familiar with the activities in the original book will find the lessons here as useful models for expanding science activities into integrated, inquiry lessons.
Author: William Straits
Category: Life sciences
Environmental scientist and writer Haydn Washington argues that we will not solve the environmental crisis unless we change our worldview and ethics, and to do so we must rejuvenate our sense of wonder at nature. This book focuses on humanity's relation with nature, and the sense of wonder and belonging common to indigenous cultures and children everywhere. Drawing on events in the author's own four decades working to protect wild places, and the current literature on wonder, it examines what a sense of wonder is, what it has been called in different cultures, and our high points of wonder at nature. It also looks at the 'Great Divide' in worldview between anthropocentrism and ecocentrism, and considers the problem of anthropocentric theory in academia, arguing that the focus should instead be on harmony with nature. The book concludes with an examination of why wonder has become buried in Western society and considers ways in which it can be revived, including rituals and education. It also considers how wonder helps humanity to become 'whole'. The final chapter presents the road back to wonder and how wonder towards nature can be restored in Western society. This book will be of great interest to environmental scientists, conservation biologists, environmental philosophers and ecological ethicists, as well as environmentalists, educators, eco-psychologists, and students looking at sustainability, deep ecology, and environmental philosophy and ethics.
This book will be of great interest to environmental scientists, conservation biologists, environmental philosophers and ecological ethicists, as well as environmentalists, educators, eco-psychologists, and students looking at ...
Author: Haydn Washington
Category: Environmental ethics
"Sense of Wonder is the personal, often funny, sometimes poignant recollections of Bill Schelly's years as a comic book collector and fanzine publisher in the 1960s and 1970s. Fandom's leading historian recounts his strange-but-true encounters with Steve Ditko, Dr. Frederic Wertham, Jim Shooter, Bob Kane and more, in this beautifully-written, highly readable text. It's all here: the fans, the dealers, the comicons, and more, including a special introduction by Rascally Roy Thomas!"--Amazon.
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Schelly Plus ...
Author: Bill Schelly
Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing
Category: Comic books, strips, etc
examine into the nature of the sense of wonder , we see that it implies a kind of
resistance in the mind , - often , indeed more generally , a pleased resistance , —
but still a resistance to the facts which excite it . There is an element of doubt in ...
Author: James Bowling Mozley
One of the greatest spiritual teachers of the twentieth century encourages you to embrace your childlike curiosity and reconnect it to your adult sensibilities. Innocence, Knowledge, and Wonder: What Happened to the Sense of Wonder I Felt as a Child? looks to each person’s last state of innocence—childhood—to recover the ability to truly be curious. Osho discusses why it is important to look to our “inner child” and how it can help you understand the person you have become. Osho challenges readers to examine and break free of the conditioned belief systems and prejudices that limit their capacity to enjoy life in all its richness. He has been described by the Sunday Times of London as one of the “1000 Makers of the 20th Century” and by Sunday Mid-Day (India) as one of the ten people—along with Gandhi, Nehru, and Buddha—who have changed the destiny of India. Since his death in 1990, the influence of his teachings continues to expand, reaching seekers of all ages in virtually every country of the world.
Innocence, Knowledge, and Wonder: What Happened to the Sense of Wonder I Felt as a Child? looks to each person’s last state of innocence—childhood—to recover the ability to truly be curious.
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
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pathos , joy , and solemnity , and the sense of what is picturesque and beautiful
in the world , it will be obvious , from what has been already said , and from the ...
Category: English essays
The sense of wonder in contemplating phenomena implies the perception of
something ' far more deeply interfused ' than what appears to the eye ; of some
inner power or beauty of which the outward appearance is symbolical and
Author: University of Oxford
Category: English essays
Author: Paul Q. Kucera
Category: American prose literature
I . We shall make some remarks on the sense of wonder in man , and on what
generally excites it . That God has bestowed upon man such a faculty we all
know . It is one of the first and most constant emotions in our nature . We can see
this in ...
Author: John Ker
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There season of the year , and overflows in straining after impossi . is a sense of
wonder and freshness and hope in the early dawn bilities . But in later age , the
sense of vitality is often greatly of a Spring day , which hardly anything else in the
In Balanced Wonder, Jan B. W. Pedersen digs deep into the alluring topic of wonder, in dialogue with Neo-Aristotelian philosophers, arguing that the experience of wonder, when balanced, serves as a strong contributor to human flourishing.
This is a notion favored indirectly by the scientifically minded Adam Smith, who
claims that wonder is merely anxious curiosity from which we seek to rid
ourselves by extending our knowledge.199 In this sense wonder is not an
experience to ...
Author: Jan B. W. Pedersen
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
It has been the finest gift of all -the thing that the late Rachel Carson called " the
sense of wonder . ” Among the fragments of writing that were gathered into the
book of that title after her death , Miss Carson said : " A child's world is fresh and ...