ERIC Number: ED231634
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Waste in Place. A New Sequential Curriculum Covering the Behavioral Aspects of Waste Management for Grades K-6. [Teacher Background and Seven Units].
Keep America Beautiful, Inc., New York, NY.
"Waste in Place" is an interdisciplinary, sequential curriculum for kindergarten through sixth grade. The eight units in the curriculum (one offering background information for teachers and one for each grade level) offer students the opportunity to learn about proper management of solid waste and the role of the individual in determining the best waste management processes for his/her community. Individual grade units may be used as a separate course of study, learning episode, or mini-course. In addition, many unit activities are suitable across grade levels. Each unit includes purpose, concept fostered, objectives, evaluation methods, recommended time schedule, key vocabulary words, learning activities, and recommended resources (audio-visual aids and bibliography). Teacher background information, program philosophy, and vocabulary words are included in an introductory section. Areas addressed in units include: difference between natural and man-made objects (kindergarten); difference between waste and litter (grade 1); importance of containerizing trash (grade 2); normative system supporting attitudes toward waste handling in the community (grade 3); how normative system relating to waste handling is applied in homes, school, and neighborhood (grade 4); the wide range of waste disposal techniques (grade 5); and, through a simulation game, the decision-making process involved in waste management (grade 6). (JN)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Educational Games, Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Simulation, Solid Wastes, Waste Disposal, Wastes
Keep America Beautiful, Inc., 99 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016 ($40 plus $3 postage and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Keep America Beautiful, Inc., New York, NY.