ERIC Number: ED042681
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Integrating Conservation Education Into the Existing Curriculum of the Ann Arbor Public School System (K-12).
Stapp, William B.
The guiding principles incorporated into this program are: 1) to develop a kindergarten through twelfth grade curriculum in a logical sequence to provide continuity and progression in the program; 2) to have the program enhance the instructional goals of the school system; 3) to link the subject areas that relate most closely to conservation, especially science and social studies, so that knowledge important in understanding and solving resource problems is properly developed; 4) to give the learner an opportunity to study natural resources of the community through field trips, emphasizing local resource problems; 5) to stress attitudes and not vocational skills with the student playing an active role in the learning process through personal experiences and thinking; and, 6) to provide a comprehensive inservice teacher training program for the entire school year. The details are given on program development and design, implementation, operation, and evaluation, specifically, curriculum themes and objectives, resource site selection, teacher and student orientation, schedules, field trips, materials and classroom presentations, and program coordination. (SBE)
Descriptors: Citizenship Responsibility, Community Resources, Conservation Education, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Evaluation, Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Field Trips, Induction, Inservice Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Kindergarten, Problem Solving, Sciences, Secondary Education, Sequential Approach, Social Studies
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ann Arbor Public Schools, MI.
Identifiers: Michigan (Ann Arbor); Outdoor and Conservation Education Program