ERIC Number: ED253409
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
An Ecological Approach to Conservation Education. Instructor Reference Manual. A Supplement to Conservation Education Programs of the Missouri Department of Conservation Education Section.
Missouri State Dept. of Conservation, Jefferson City. Conservation Education Unit.
This reference manual is designed to help teachers integrate conservation education into their curriculum. It includes: (1) a topic outline; (2) background information (including discussions of the meaning of conservation, levels of conservation effort, scope of environmental conservation, the need for conservation, basic ecological understandings, and man's ecological relationships); (3) teaching methods (including suggestions for field trips and strategies for these subject areas--biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, social sciences, language arts, art, music, mathematics, home economics, industrial arts, physical education, and driver education); (4) lesson plans for the study of ecological conservation, basic ecological understandings, and man's ecological relationships (each plan providing lesson objectives, instructional strategies, and when applicable, a list of materials needed); (5) a glossary; and (6) appendices. The appendices include an overhead transparency master, student handouts, a test (with answers), and lists of conservation education consultants and outdoor skills education specialists in Missouri. (Although the lesson plans are designed for use with junior and senior high school students, elements of the narrative and plans may be adapted to all grade levels.) (JN)
Descriptors: Conservation Education, Conservation (Environment), Ecology, Elementary Secondary Education, Field Trips, Language Arts, Physical Environment, Science Education, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Units of Study
Education Section, Missouri Dept. of Conservation, P.O. Box 180, Jefferson City, MO 65102.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Missouri State Dept. of Conservation, Jefferson City. Conservation Education Unit.