ERIC Number: ED229214
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Thinking Globally and Acting Locally: Environmental Education Teaching Activities.
Mann, Lori D.; Stapp, William B.
Provided are teaching activities related to: (1) food production and distribution; (2) energy; (3) transportation; (4) solid waste; (5) chemicals in the environment; (6) resource management; (7) pollution; (8) population; (9) world linkages; (10) endangered species; and (11) lifestyle and environment. The activities, designed to help learners better understand the relationships between their actions and the world environment, focus on cultural linkages and demonstrate the overt and covert interdependencies among the nations of the world and between people and systems. In addition, they can help bring about an awareness of the many ways in which local actions have far-reaching effects on people in other parts of the world, and conversely, how worldwide problems have different effects on different regions. It is also intended that the activities build a global orientation into the learner's daily life, and empower individuals to act in accordance with this orientation. Each activity includes a statement of purpose, recommended educational level, subject area (science, mathematics, social studies, fine arts, language arts, home economics, and other areas), concept(s) fostered, reference(s), and when applicable, list of materials needed. (JN)
Descriptors: Agricultural Production, Elementary Secondary Education, Energy, Environmental Education, Global Approach, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Life Style, Natural Resources, Physical Environment, Pollution, Population Growth, Solid Wastes, Transportation, Wildlife
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education, Columbus, OH.
Identifiers: Endangered Species
Note: Other volumes in ERIC/SMEAC's "Teaching Activities in Environmental Education" series are listed in the preface of this paper along with corresponding ED numbers.