English naturalist Mark Catesby’s love of exploration and learning lives on through a new program, entitled Creating a Better Way to Learn, developed by the Catesby Commemorative Trust in association with local educational entities.
The Trust is working actively with the School of Education at the College of Charleston, SCETV, and curriculum specialists at the Charleston County School District on this program, developing lesson plans and innovative tools that will improve the learning experience for students across South Carolina and beyond.
Creating a Better Way to Learn involves the very successful project/problem teaching approach used in high school college-credit advance placement classes, and adopting its use starting in the elementary grades. Lesson plans for science, social studies and art will include material from CCT's award-winning book, The Curious Mister Catesby: A "Truly Ingenious" Naturalist Explores New Worlds, as well as material from Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands.
Talking with Dr. Edgar about Mark Catesby’s legacy, the Trust, and Creating a Better Way to Learn, are Frances Welch, Dean of the College of Charleston’s School of Education; CEO of the Catesby Commemorative Trust, David Elliot; and Dean Byrd of SCETV.
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