ERIC Number: ED334068
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
The Future of Our Tropical Rainforests. 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 the loss of the tropical rainforests. 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), three classroom activities, a set of fact cards, instructions for a scavenger hunt, instructions for a geography activity, instructions for research and independent study, and materials for a youth summit on tropical rainforests. 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 64 books, articles, other resources, and games on tropical deforestation. (CW)
Descriptors: Ecology, Elementary School Science, Environmental Education, Forestry, Geography, Global Approach, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intermediate Grades, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Plants (Botany), 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. ZEO2-W, $16.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Global Climate Change; Tropical Rain Forests
Note: For related documents, see SE 052 115-119.