ERIC Number: ED365554
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Rethinking Recycling: An Oregon Waste Reduction Curriculum. Teacher Resource Guide.
Oregon State Dept. of Environmental Quality, Portland.
In 1993, the Oregon State Department of Education, in conjunction with the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), developed four "Classroom Activity Packets" with waste reduction and recycling lessons for each of the following groups: Grades K-2; Grades 3-5; Grades 6-8; and Grades 9-12. This teacher resource guide is the final component of that curriculum and includes information on the content goals in waste reduction education and methods to help teacher integrate instruction to meet those goals in daily classroom lessons. The guide is presented in five sections. Section 1 provides an overview of the new materials that includes educational objectives, a cross-reference to statewide curriculum goals, and a list of materials in the activity packets. Section 2 presents a history of the problem of waste, the Oregon hierarchy of solutions, and special waste reduction concerns, Section 3 discusses the teaching methods that include making use of technology, games, simulations, and parental and community involvement. Exemplary programs are recognized. Section 4 presents programs to supplement the implementation of the curriculum that include an awareness week, a classroom resource center, and plays and songs. Section 5 lists the following resources: (1) a Statewide Environmental Education Hotline; (2) facts and figures about trash; (3) a glossary of 185 terms; (4) local resources listed by County; (5) a list of DEQ resources; and (6) an annotated bibliography of selected associations, children's books, curricula and activity guides, and resource books. (MDH)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Instructional Materials, Recycling, Solid Wastes, State Curriculum Guides, Teaching Guides, Waste Disposal
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, 811 S.W., Sixth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Dept. of Environmental Quality, Portland.
Identifiers: Environmental Problems; Oregon