Recommended Reading: Books for Teachers
By Edward O. Wilson, 1984
Biophilia is Edward O. Wilson's most personal book, an evocation of his own response to nature and an eloquent statement of the conservation ethic. Wilson argues that our natural affinity for life–biophilia–is the very essence of our humanity and binds us to all other living things.
By Frank R. Ascione, 2005
In recent decades, scientific research has provided evidence that the maltreatment of animals often overlaps with violence toward people. Violence, including bullying, schoolyard assaults, child abuse in homes and intimate partner violence are often intertwined with animal cruelty. This book presents current scientific and professional wisdom about the relation between the maltreatment of animals and interpersonal violence in an understandable style and language.
By Peter H. Kahn Jr. and Stephen R. Kellert, 2002
This book draws on research from numerous fields to examine the evolutionary significanc e of nature during childhood; the formation of children’s conceptions, values and sympathies toward the natural world; how contact with nature affects children’s physical and mental development; and the educational and political consequences of the weakened childhood experience of nature in modern society.
By Allie Phillips, 2011
This book is at once a how-to manual and an inspirational piece. Drawing on her own journey to becoming an animal advocate, Allie shares her encyclopedic knowledge of the animal protection field to give us practical advice on how to get involved - and how to keep moving forward.
By David Selby, 1995
This comprehensive handbook develops the theory and practice of humane education and offers an extensive range of practical and lively activities for both primary and secondary classrooms. It presents ideas for teacher education and provides detailed information on further resources and humane education organizations.
By Gary Kowalski, 1997
The loss of an animal companion can be a painful, wrenching experience. The author takes you on a journey of healing, offering warmth and sound advice on how to cope with the death of your pet. Filled with heartwarming stories and practical guidance on such matters as taking care of yourself while mourning, creating rituals to honor your pet's memory, and talking to children about death, Goodbye, Friend is a beautiful and comforting book for anyone grieving the loss of a beloved animal.
By Tim Grant and Gail Littlejohn, 2001
This compendium of articles from Green Teacher, North America's leading environmental education magazine, brings together the best strategies for school-ground renewal. Greening School Grounds provides an overview of the school grounds greening movement, complete project plans, and subject integration. From vegetable and butterfly gardens to an amphibian oasis and avian attractors, this comprehensive guide offers a trove of curriculum tie-ins, activities, and plans.
By Michael J. Caduto and Joseph Bruchac, 1999
A beautifully written and illustrated book, Keepers of the Animals helps parents and teachers educate children about "our relationship with the animals." The stories, 27 in all, demonstrate the power and importance of animals in Native North American traditions and are more relevant today than ever.
By Richard Louv, 2005
Based on the premise that our children are the first generation to be raised without the meaningful contact with the nature world, the author directly links the lack of nature in the lives of today’s wired generation to some of the most disturbing childhood trends such as rises in obesity, attention deficit disorder and depression.