ERIC Number: ED183475
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov-2
Reference Count: 0
RCA-Relationships to Geographic Education.
Levermann, Thomas W.
The paper discusses the Soil and Water Resources Conservation Act (RCA) and suggests how high school geography teachers can incorporate an understanding of RCA into the curriculum. The RCA, also known as Public Law 95-192, was passed by Congress in 1977 for the purpose of allowing the Department of Agriculture to appraise the nation's nonfederal soil, water, and related resources; evaluate the effectiveness of ongoing conservation programs; and develop a comprehensive program or strategy to guide future conservation efforts. Major activities undertaken to date to fulfill the requirements of the Act include development and publication of four RCA documents relating to RCA background and operations, encouragement of public participation, evaluation of public attitudes about the RCA process, and recommendation to the Congress by the President of a soil and water conservation program. Ways in which geography educators can incorporate information about RCA in their conservation courses include directing students to analyze RCA reference materials; predicting the impact of various conservation programs on society based on RCA data; participating in conservation processes on state, local, and national levels; and modelling classroom activities on RCA activities and objectives. (DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Soil Conservation Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Soil and Water Resources Conservation Act
Note: Paper presented at National Council for Geographic Education (Mexico City, Mexico, November 2, 1979)