Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)

First Advisor

Roberta Altman


This thesis consists of: a rationale for place-based education; the developmental appropriateness of place-based education in elementary education; examples of place-based education; and a list of place-based education resources. Also included is an overview of the impact of standards based reform on education in the United States and the author's experience of the Bank Street Long Trip.