This popular, easy-to-use resource has been expanded to include these new features:
- A variety of nature experiences, with examples that show how project work is an excellent way to connect children to the natural world.
- An update of the use of technology for both documentation and investigations, including use of the Web as well as video and digital cameras.
- More toddler projects that reflect our increased knowledge from recent mind/brain research about toddler understanding and learning.
- A study guide for pre- and in-service teachers.
“This practical book is full of good ideas for teachers developing investigative projects with the youngest children. A powerful resource, it combines sound educational theory with many ways to support and document learning.”
—Sylvia C. Chard, University of Alberta, Canada
“In this beautifully written book, the reader takes a journey, discovering the many answers to the why, what, and how questions about the project approach. In addition to providing the essential how-to guidebook for projects, Helm and Katz address today’s burning issues—standards, evaluation, special populations, and relation to the larger curriculum.”
—Sue Bredekamp, Council for Professional Recognition