ERIC Number: ED165977
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
101 Environmental Education Activities. Booklet 6--Social Studies Activities.
Whitney, Helen, Comp.
Based on the environment and directed at elementary and intermediate level students, 5 field trips are a significant part of the 12 social studies activities in the sixth booklet by the Upper Mississippi River ECO-Center outlining environmental and outdoor education activities. Most of the activities include objectives, activity description, evaluation, grade level, and one activity provides a resource list and bibliography. Guide sheets are provided for survey activities based upon visits with city businesses, a school site, recreational areas, community citizens and a field trip site. Activities are designed to help students learn the difference between man-made and natural areas, the effect of recreational areas on the environment, techniques of observation, and the attitudes of their fellow students and themselves regarding the environment. Also included are writing activities based on the history of a field trip area and on pioneer living; these activities are designed to promote learning about the early settlers and their daily lives, the use of reference books, report writing, note taking, summarizing, and the value of local historical records. (SB)
Descriptors: Activities, Community Study, Curriculum Enrichment, Curriculum Guides, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Evaluation Criteria, Experiential Learning, Field Trips, Instructional Materials, Intermediate Grades, Interviews, Local History, Outdoor Education, Social Studies, Surveys
Upper Mississippi River ECO-Center, Thomson, Illinois 6l285 ($1.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Upper Mississippi River ECO-Center, Thomson, IL.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title III; Upper Mississippi River ECO Center
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