Our Curriculum Matters


This website is a resource that provides inspiration and practical ideas for K-12 teachers who seek meaningful and authentic ways to embed learning in local places. This website offers a vibrant view of place-based education and curriculum design incorporates standards, Understanding by Design and transformational educational practice.

This site highlights the work of Amy Demarest—a long-time collaborative partner of Shelburne Farms and curriculum coach who works in northern Vermont –and elsewhere around the globe when opportunities arise. She facilitates a process with teachers to articulate and design curriculum that means more to their students, themselves and the communities in which they teach.

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