ERIC Number: ED334065
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
Our Divided World: Poverty, Hunger & Overpopulation. Our Only Earth Series. A Curriculum for Global Problem Solving.
McKisson, Micki; MacRae-Campbell, Linda
Both humanity and nature have suffered greatly from human insensitivity. Not only are the natural resources of the earth being depleted and its air, land and water polluted, the financial resources of humanity are being wasted on destructive expenditures. The "Our Only Earth" series is an integrated science, language arts, and social studies problem solving program for grades 4-12 that addresses six different global issues. The units are designed to provide students with knowledge and skills to address these major global issues actively. The unit presented in this document addresses the problems associated with the global effects of poverty, hunger and overpopulation around the world. This document includes information to assist teachers in organizing and directing students in their activities. This teacher's guide includes a unit overview, instructions on how to collect information through letter writing (including addresses for appropriate organizations), a set of fact cards, instructions for a scavenger hunt, two classroom activities, instructions for a geography activity, instructions for research and independent study, and materials for a youth summit on global poverty, hunger, and overpopulation. Additional materials included in this packet are a discussion and chart of instructional techniques and thinking skills used in the unit, a glossary of terms and a bibliography of 67 books, articles, other resources, and games on global poverty, hunger, and overpopulation. (CW)
Descriptors: Ecology, Elementary School Science, Environmental Education, Geography, Global Approach, Hunger, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intermediate Grades, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Population Education, Poverty, Problem Solving, Science Education, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science, Social Studies, Teaching Guides
Zephyr Press, P.O. Box 13448-W, Tucson, AZ 85732-3448 (Order No. ZEO4-W, $16.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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