ERIC Number: ED059926
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
K-12 Curriculum Guide for Environmental Education.
Poudre School District R-1, Ft. Collins, CO.; Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins.
This guide to environmental and outdoor education is based on the principle that man will properly care for his world only if he both understands and appreciates it. Seventy-two multidisciplinary environmental themes are identified for instruction in grades K-12. Each theme is presented with behavioral objectives, key concepts, and both in school and out of school activities. The outdoor activities are heavily emphasized, and designed for a local nature center, public parts, and campgrounds. Disciplines incorporated together and separately in the themes are: science, social studies, math, and humanities. The guide recommends that the themes be taught in conjunction with the regular curricula, when appropriate. Supplementing each theme group (K-3, 4-6, and 7-12) are extensive resource guides to films, recordings, filmstrips, pamphlets, and books. A final section presents ideas and information for teachers in planning outdoor experiences, such as: literature and music for the outdoors, and how to read a compass. (DJB)
Descriptors: Affective Objectives, Cognitive Objectives, Community Resources, Community Study, Curriculum Guides, Ecology, Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Experiential Learning, Humanities Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Mathematics Instruction, Nature Centers, Outdoor Education, Science Instruction, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Thematic Approach
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Authoring Institution: Poudre School District R-1, Ft. Collins, CO.; Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins.