ERIC Number: ED176911
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Resident Outdoor Education Program. Instructional Guide.
Hayes, Jonathan; Deem, Robert
An extensive list of outdoor education activities that can be integrated into the traditional curriculum is presented in this guide. Activities are arranged by grade (from kindergarten through sixth) and by subject areas taught at each grade level. Subjects covered in grades 1-6 are science, social studies, language arts, mathematics, art, music, health and physical education; kindergarten subjects include motor development, sensory development, and social and emotional growth. Each subject area is divided into units, and units into concepts, with various outdoor education activities suggested for developing each concept. Second grade science, for example, covers the concepts "Plants are different in many ways;""Plants need sun, water, and good soil to live and grow;" and"Plants are used in many ways". Outdoor education activities listed under these concepts include school site observation of differences in plants, growing seeds under varying conditions, visiting a greenhouse, and making charcoal to use for drawing. Many activities can be carried out in the classroom or on the school site; others use the community and resource facilities beyond the community. The appendices contain a bibliography of 16 titles, detailed information about 17 outdoor educational resource facilities in the Elgin area, a list of area resource people, and maps of 15 nearby parks. (JH)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Community Resources, Concept Teaching, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Science, Field Trips, Health Education, Integrated Activities, Integrated Curriculum, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Music Activities, Off Campus Facilities, Outdoor Education, Parks, Perceptual Motor Learning, Physical Education, Social Development, Social Studies
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Elgin School District 46, IL.
Identifiers: Illinois (Elgin)
Note: Revised in 1976 by Robert Deem