Janice Kelley Stories and Art from the Wild

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By Janice Kelley Stories and Art from the Wild
Enjoyed and tested by students in and outside the classroom. Environmental advocacy remains as an important role today as it was more than 100 years ago when John Muir was champion for protecting the environment. Muir’s persuasive writing,
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Earth Sciences, Writing, Oral Communication
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2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool, Staff
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Worksheets, Projects, Original Textbooks
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By Janice Kelley Stories and Art from the Wild
Puppetry in the Wild 6-week, 1-hour Art Program. What is the The Value of Puppetry and Storytelling? Engage imagination, creativity, oral communication skills and FUN! Stories create windows to other worlds to enchant, inform, entertain,
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Environment, Drama, Writing
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2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
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By Janice Kelley Stories and Art from the Wild
Meets Common Core Standards for social studies and language arts. Through the Eyes of John Muir presents nearly three-dozen lessons, field studies and investigations, stories, games and reproducible worksheets. Curriculum guide includes John
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Earth Sciences, Problem Solving, Writing
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2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
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Lesson Plans (Individual), Whole Courses, Bibliographies
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RL.3.1, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.3.6, RL.3.7, RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, W.4.2, W.4.3, SL.3.4
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By Janice Kelley Stories and Art from the Wild
This is an orientation slide show to present the purpose for the curriculum guide that uses John Muir as the context for teaching science, language arts, history, social studies, environment, conservation, service learning, storytelling,
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Creative Writing, Environment, Informational Text
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2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool, Staff
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Guest /teaching artist for nature-based projects and activities, storytelling, puppetry and California history, multi-cultural studies. Substitute teacher Special expertise in John Muir as context for teaching language arts (writing and oral presentation), social studies/history (family and community history), environmental education/science. Created field trip curriculum lessons and activities for national park sites - All inquiry and place-based learning Lead family story writing workshops, Write children's poetry, nature poetry

MY TEACHING STYLE

Hands on and interactive approach, engage students, ask questions, give case examples, speak from personal experience to create relevant lessons. Apply storytelling to teach environmental concepts. Use LIVE Internet resources to enhance learning - such as music, storytelling and art to teach civic lessons, underground railroad quilt images to teach Civil War. Puppetry and stories to teach agriculture and farming.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

2013 Faculty Award of Merit, Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration, California State University Sacramento 2012 National Storytelling Network Member Grant, “If This House Could Talk,” community story project 2009 LEAF Steward Program, Sacramento Tree Foundation, Best Urban Forestry Education Program, California Urban Forest Council 2006 National Association of Interpretation Region Nine, National Conference Scholarship 2003 Community Partner Award, Association of School Administrators

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Master Degree, Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration, CSU, Sacramento, 2013 Special expertise in environmental education, public history Additional coursework in natural resources, history and environment

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Lifetime career as a researcher/writer /editor- magazines, special publications, author, marketing communications. Guest teacher, substitute teacher and Guest Artist in Residence in dozens of schools, serving hundreds of students. Individual classrooms, some assemblies and after school programs. As storyteller, I present spoken word stories in grades 1-4. Kids love stories, using them as a platform for discussion on self-esteem, personal choice and problem solving.

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