ERIC Number: ED187489
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Outdoor Education Summer Curriculum Project--1979. Phoenix Elementary District #1.
Halley, Arthur; And Others
Outside the classroom there are many opportunities that provide a variety of environmental, ecological and academic-oriented experiences. For inner city minority children from low income families the need for outdoor education programs is particularly critical. Much of the outdoor experience can be established right on the school site by using the available building and grounds in a creative way. While learning experiences for all grade levels from K-8 are recommended, overnight trips should be limited to grades 5 and above. Curriculum objectives for all ages should improve the learning of basic skills (the 3 R's) by providing experiences that allow for application of these skills in the total environment. Activities should be open ended, allowing the learner to collect data and record his observations; also activities should be relevant to the learner's world, as well as appropriate for the area in which the activity takes place. In addition to discussing the philosophy, rationale and goals of outdoor education, this guide suggests a number of outdoor activities for the classroom teacher. While the field trips list specific things to see and do in the Phoenix area, the school site and classroom activities could be utilized anywhere. Also included are a number of checklists covering such areas as pre-planning, emergency plans, camping equipment, etc. (Author/DS)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phoenix Elementary School District 1, Arizona.
Identifiers: Arizona (Phoenix)