ERIC Number: ED326414
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Choices Between... Community Study Unit, Grade 7.
Lee County School District, Ft. Myers, FL. Dept. of Environmental Education and Instructional Development Services.
Because of its geographical location, topography, and climate, South Florida has unique water problems. When the rainfall situation is combined with changing land use patterns and increasing population growth rates, the result is often water shortages in some areas and floods in others. This study unit looks at some of the reasons for the present water problems in Florida and some of the consequences of a lack of understanding of water dynamics. The student is given the opportunity to investigate his/her own personal contribution to the water situation, and to consider options for helping to ensure an adequate water supply in the future. A field trip to a swamp is featured. The document includes an overview, objectives, information, maps and illustrations, and student activities. Appendices include a map, the 4Mat model, an application of this unit to the 4Mat model, a cognitive pre/posttest, a student book, a glossary, a discussion of scheduling considerations, and parent permission form. (CW)
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Educational Objectives, Environmental Education, Field Trips, Grade 7, Groundwater, Interdisciplinary Approach, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Science Activities, Science Education, Secondary School Science, Teaching Guides
Department of Environmental Education, Lee County Schools, 2055 Central Avenue, Ft. Myers, FL 33901 ($2.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Lee County School District, Ft. Myers, FL. Dept. of Environmental Education and Instructional Development Services.
Identifiers: Florida; 4Mat System Model
Note: For related documents, see SE 051 766-777. Contains some colored pages which may not reproduce well.