Southwest Corridor Park Curriculum Project

Curriculum Project

A Circle of Parks: Boston Parks and Greenspace as a Case Study for Civic Engagement

Overview: This project presents a series of lesson plan modules related to the Southwest Corridor Park and the Emerald Necklace Park System in Boston.

The goal of the Southwest Corridor Park youth & family programming is to "nurture a next generation of park leadership" for the Southwest Corridor Park, and through this goal, to also encourage all types of civic engagement, for parks, environment and other community needs.

This curriculum provides a resource to support students in classrooms and in summer and after-school program to learn about the role of civic engagement in creating and caring for parks and greenspaces. Using videos, readings, online research, and a variety of possible extension activities the curriculum is designed as a resource for a variety of classroom and youth program settings.