Increasing Student Awareness and Stewardship of Nature Through Literature and Storytelling
Primary Advisor/Dissertation Chair
Secondary Advisor/Reader One
The research was on the use and benefits of read alouds and storytelling in the classroom as an introduction to a lesson. The focus and motivating factor for this capstone was the recent decline of honeybee colonies, personal experiences, observations of young children's fear of bees and their misconceptions. Key influence for this capstone was Rachel Carson, scientist and author of "Silent Spring" and how she helped people understand the importance of insects and question the use of DDT. The main purpose is to create an awareness and stewardship of nature through literature and storytelling using the author's picture book "Super Pollinator". The use of "Super Pollinator" as an introduction to a lesson developed by the author on the importance of honeybees, addresses students misconceptions, and helps them to understand their interconnectedness of honeybees to flowers, our food supply and ultimately us.
Bunnell, Krisann Marie, "Increasing Student Awareness and Stewardship of Nature Through Literature and Storytelling" (2015). School of Education Student Capstones and Dissertations. 145.
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