Why Learn Mathematics?

Why Learn Mathematics?

Students weigh in on a Place-based Education (PBE) activity in this video. student responses to help answer the question “Why am I learning math?” Your presentation will be helpful for educators, parents, and students. By: Zora Nunley, Evelyn Wybenga, and...
Paycheck Stub

Paycheck Stub

Student discusses with peer the paycheck stub assignment. In this assignment, the student estimated amount of pay needed to pay bills. By: Kaiya Ingram, 6th Grade Teacher: Charlene Jones, The James and Grace Lee Boggs School, Detroit Subject: Math Theme: General...
Photos of Place

Photos of Place

These drawings depict beauty and nature’s resistance that were seen on a walk in a student’s neighborhood. By: Spencer Lusa, 6th Grade Teacher: Charlene Jones, The James and Grace Lee Boggs School, Detroit Subject: Math Theme: General Place-based Education...
Photos of Place

Photos of Place

Scroll inside the frame below to view the document. These drawings depict beauty and nature’s resistance that were seen on a walk in a student’s neighborhood. By: Tanner Green, 6th Grade Teacher: Charlene Jones, The James and Grace Lee Boggs School,...
Beauty and Calm in My Community

Beauty and Calm in My Community

Click on the picture or use the arrow keys or space bar to go to the next slide. The photo journals capture what a student saw in their community. By: Hallo Albrechi, 8th Grade Teacher: Charlene Jones, The James and Grace Lee Boggs School, Detroit Subject: Math Theme:...
Nature’s Resistance

Nature’s Resistance

Click on the button below to view the photo journal on Google Slides. Click to view: Nature’s Resistance This photo journal depicts a student’s impression of nature. By: Willow Lagrou, 8th Grade Teacher: Charlene Jones, The James and Grace Lee Boggs...
Drinking Water

Drinking Water

By: Landon McKinney, 9th Grade Teacher: Ann Saunders, Ypsilanti Community High School, Ypsilanti Subject: Biology Type: Video Click on the links above to see other gallery entries with the same terms.
Environmental Awareness

Environmental Awareness

Click on the button below to view the presentation on Google Slides. Click to view: Environmental Awareness By: Derek Mitter, 9th Grade Teacher: Ann Saunders, Ypsilanti Community High School, Ypsilanti Type: PowerPoint Click on the links above to see other gallery...

SEMIS Coalition Virtual Community Forum: Student Presentations of Place-Based Learning

    Place-based education (PBE) is an approach to teaching and learning that uses the local environment and community to investigate content and engage students in stewardship and civic action. PBE, at its root, is a humanizing practice that puts youth and...

SEMIS Coalition in the News!

It is always great to see SEMIS members celebrated in the media, and the SEMIS Coalition has received a lot of it in the past month.  These articles feature Neinas Elementary and Hope of Detroit, as well as the larger Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative. Detroit kids...

EcoJustice Book List Review

Have you used these books? Share how! At the Summer Institute, teachers received several books to support EcoJustice literacy and investigating the commons.  These books were chosen for their support of a few different concepts: integrating multiple perspectives into...