Summary: Last Child In The Woods

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Mandy Sanguigni
EDU 311
Last Child in the Woods
April 20, 2016

Imagine yourself playing outside on the playground, but look around and see no one there. How does that make you feel? Does it make you feel happy, sad, relaxed, or lonely? Many children are being taken over by technology resources indoors and disregarding the outdoor life environment. Technology resources has taken over our lives and will discourage outdoor environment which is influenced by human interaction, having the ability to spend quality time with others, and being able to establish hands-on activities towards student’s interest in a classroom. What does it mean to incorporate nature inside and outside the classroom? Nature is the environment around someone. What is easier; hiding indoors surrounded by technology or playing outside with other children just being kids? Richard Louv states, “in nature, a child finds freedom, fantasy, and privacy; a place distant from the adult world, a separate peace” (Louv, 7). In my opinion, the author is trying to convey what nature means in a child’s point of view. For example;
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Students in a classroom need to have a set time to be able to go outdoors. As a future teacher, I plan to incorporate nature inside and outside the classroom. For example; in the classroom one can accomplish the walls to have trees, and the ceiling as the sky, and the floor as the ground. There are many ways to include nature inside the classroom for students to be able to learn and to communicate. In the book, “Last Child in the Woods” talks about researches “demonstrating on children how they have the ability to selected where they want to play through natural settings” (Louv, 89). Many children play in certain areas that demonstrate relaxation, comfort, and happiness. Providing nature inside the classroom can help a child feel comfortable in that area and interact with others in the
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