ERIC Number: ED233796
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Students, Structures, Spaces: Activities in the Built Environment.
Eriksen, Aase; Wintermute, Marjorie
Built environment education, an innovative concept, is not a new subject in educational curricula, but rather an approach to traditional areas of study that can be integrated into existing curricula. The goals of built environment education as outlined and developed in this teachers guide are to develop an awareness of surroundings, senses, feelings, and needs; to encourage an understanding of the functions and the impact of the environment; and to foster the ability to use the environment well and to take action to change it to satisfy the needs that have been defined. The long-range objective is to create better future citizens, capable of making informed environmental decisions to improve the community. Section titles include "Tuning into the Environment,""The Community Where You Live,""People Spaces,""Structure and Space," and "Useful Tools and Techniques." Each chapter provides the teacher with introductory information regarding theme, activities, curricular areas, where the lesson can be conducted, why it is useful, and various extension activities. Following each introduction, a lesson plan outlines the theme to be developed, learning objectives, subject matter, time needed, vocabulary words, materials needed, before-class preparation suggestions, procedures for use during class, and closure after the formal lesson. A bibliography follows each chapter, and an environmental planning vocabulary list is included. (BJD)
Descriptors: Buildings, Community Education, Educational Innovation, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Resource Units, Space, Study Guides, Teaching Guides
Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc., 2725 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025 ($16.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Environmental Awareness