ERIC Number: ED242555
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Earth Science, Grade 8. Part 1. Curriculum Bulletin Number 81CBM58.
Stafford, Alva R.
This curriculum guide is designed for use with the Charles E. Merrill textbook "Focus on Earth Science" and with the laboratory manual, teaching guide, and student review and reinforcement guide which accompany the textbook. Suggested time allotment, major concepts, instructional objectives, assessment items, available materials (such as films, charts, models, and transparencies), and suggested activities are provided for chapters 1 to 11. These chapters focus on the nature of earth science; views of earth; earth-moon systems; matter; minerals; high temperature and pressure rocks; weathering and sedimentary rocks; air; seasons, climate, and water; oceanography; and on circulation of ocean waters, waves, and tides. Enabling objectives for essential learner outcomes, basic objectives which each teacher must teach but not requiring 100 percent student mastery, assessments and activities requiring minimal reading skills, and assessments and activities for accelerated students are noted when applicable. Additional information provided in the guide includes: a list of essential learning outcomes; earth science scope and sequence chart; comments on safety precautions, outline and outlining strategies, and techniques in teaching reading of science; a list of elementary school earth science objectives; and a table of prefixes, suffixes, and root words. (JN)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Houston Independent School District, TX.
Identifiers: Texas (Houston)