Place-based education is a new way of teaching that centers the students’ education on their local environment in an effort to get them to be better stewards of their communities.  If you’re confused or concerned about this method, you’re not alone.  The STAR school in Arizona has been working on a place-based curriculum for the last few years in partnership with the Place-Based Education Evaluation Cooperative and has written an overview of their curriculum and how they use it to connect students to their local community.