ERIC Number: ED046760
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Milwaukie Elementary School District, OR.
As a source book of ideas, this guide has been written for teachers to help them, and, in turn, their students to observe, investigate, and interpret parts of the environment. Using soil and water as the primary subject areas, a sequential scheme of environmental activities is developed for the primary, intermediate, and junior high grade levels. Each activity is outlined as to rationale, equipment required, data collecting and interpreting, extension of the activity in the classroom, performance tasks to complete, interdisciplinary curriculum relationships, and ecological relationships. Enlarging on this, numerous other activities are suggested which may be incorporated into any grade level. These are segregated into three areas: (1) those which help students become aware of their environment; (2) aware that man makes changes in the environment, some of which lead to problems of environmental management; and (3) those which motivate students to participate in environmental problem solving. Examples of local outdoor learning environments, including the schoolyard, are also enumerated. An enlarged appendix contains a list of basic equipment and books a school should have, resource agencies, examples and guidelines for collecting, recording and interpreting data, and environmental education activity sheets. [Not available due to marginal legibility of original document.] (BL)
Descriptors: Conservation Education, Curriculum Guides, Environmental Education, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Natural Resources, Outdoor Education, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
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Authoring Institution: Milwaukie Elementary School District, OR.