ERIC Number: ED247109
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Language Arts with an Environmental Twang. Environmental Education Activities for Grades 1-7. Curriculum Series, Number 1.
Litchfield, Miriam; Fraser, K. M., Ed.
The language arts are often neglected by environmental educators because they seem to evade integration with environmental concepts. However, they are among the most adaptable of the disciplines, and it is essential that the skills they teach (abstraction, imagination, and communication) be brought to bear on the environment. Only through study and mastery of human expression can the student achieve a deeper environmental understanding and communicate the nature of the relationship between man and his environment. Therefore, a compendium of language arts activities that focus on the environment is provided for elementary school teachers. The activities, suitable for grades 1 to 7, are presented in four sections titled: (1) listening; (2) vocabulary; (3) speech and dramatics; and (4) creative writing. Instructional strategies and recommended levels are provided for each activity. All activities are intended to be integrated into the regular school curriculum. (JN)
Descriptors: Creative Writing, Dramatics, Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Listening, Outdoor Activities, Poetry, Speech Instruction, Vocabulary Development
Center for Environmental Education, Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky 42071 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Murray State Univ., KY. Center for Environmental Education.
Note: Document is printed on colored paper.