Having a “sense of place” may be described as defining oneself in terms of a given piece of land.Landscape acts as a teacher in shaping our perceptions of place. Students’ sense of place will help toprotect regional cultural heritage and promote strong kinship ties and other relationships among people.This lesson will begin to foster a sense of place and enhance the students’ feelings for their homes andlands. Research shows that childhood memories of special places are sought out during adulthood.These are the years when the roots of a sense of place are established. By preparing a simple map,students will begin to understand where their homes are in relationship to other locations in theircommunity.

Christoph Miler