ERIC Number: ED220277
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Three R's as a Guide to the Best Use of Our Finite Resources.
Schiopen, Bob, Ed.
Because the earth has a limited amount of natural resources which are used by individuals in their everyday living situations, living patterns should reflect the limits and conservation of these resources. This packet (consisting of introductory material, lesson plans, filmography, bibliography, and glossary), provides suggestions for infusing concepts of Reduction, Re-use, and Recycling (the "3RS") into everyday living patterns through classroom instruction. Introductory material consists of a statement of House Joint Statement 66 (1975 Oregon legislation promoting "3RS" in public schools) and discussions of the natural cycle of conservation of matter and energy, common resource use pattern, development of "3RS" concepts, and definitions of and perspectives on reduction, re-use, and recycling. Concept area, grade level, subject area, attitude to be developed in students, instructional strategies, time frame, materials, follow-up questions, resources, and competencies/skills fostered are provided for each of 20 lesson plans. Lesson plans are preceded by a discussion of their format/methodology (traditional classroom method, exploratory/discovery method, and simulation games) and a lesson plan matrix. Title, time length, grade level, source, cost (or rental fee), and annotation are provided for 25 films in the filmography. (Author/JN)
Descriptors: Conservation Education, Conservation (Environment), Depleted Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Energy, Environmental Education, Instructional Films, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Natural Resources, Physical Environment, Recycling, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Wastes
Environmental Education Association of Oregon, P.O. Box 40047, Portland, OR 97240 ($3.75 ea., $2.25 ea. for 10 copies or more).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Environmental Education Association of Oregon, Portland.