ERIC Number: ED251258
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Protect Minnesota's Agricultural Land: Components and Activities for Elementary Students.
An endeavor to alert elementary teachers and students to the need to protect and conserve one of Minnesota's basic resources, soil, these supplementary instructional activities are designed for easy integration into science, social studies, language arts, mathematics, and art subject and skill areas. Each activity includes a brief description of the instructional method employed; background information for the instructor; list of needed materials, step by step procedures; recommended grade level; subjects from which concepts are drawn; skills; duration; recommended group size; setting (indoors and outdoors); key vocabulary; and a listing of points in the curriculum framework outline to which the activity corresponds either directly or indirectly. The activities are organized under seven topic areas: what is soil, relationship of soil to wind and water, relationship of soil to plants, soil productivity in Minnesota, planning for wise use of land, soil conservation and preservation, and land utilization (world food needs). The document also contains the curriculum framework in outline form, an illustrated vocabulary, a resource guide, activities by grade and subject area, and skill cross-references. The materials are also useful for conservation personnel, scout and 4H leaders, and other educators in non-school settings. (NEC)
Descriptors: Agricultural Production, Art Activities, Conservation Education, Curriculum Enrichment, Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Land Use, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Mathematics Materials, Natural Resources, Outdoor Activities, Outdoor Education, Science Activities, Social Studies, Soil Conservation
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Governor's Council on Rural Development, St. Paul.