ERIC Number: ED381344
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Compendium for Energy Resources. Environmental Education.
California Energy Extension Service, Sacramento.; Sonoma State Univ., Rohnert Park, CA.; California State Dept. of Education, Los Angeles.
The teacher who understands the importance of energy is often faced with the challenge of incorporating it into an already crowded curriculum. This compendium provides a resource for quality lesson plans and support materials at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. The materials were evaluated for their ability to meet the educational standards of the Science Framework for California public schools and for their ability to prepare students for the future. Out of an initial 45 evaluated materials, 28 received an overall grade of B- or better and have full entries. Entire activities were included for the four best materials. Other materials and the evaluation criteria are listed separately. Both descriptive and evaluative information about each piece of teaching material is provided. Information gained from the evaluation is summarized in a curriculum rating guide that addresses teaching and learning qualities, presentation and organization, general content, and specific energy content. Comments from evaluating teachers are also included along with basic ordering information. A summary of significant findings provides information for new curriculum development. Contains a project overview and conceptual matrices for environmental and energy education. A list of energy curricula evaluated but not included and energy curricula not evaluated conclude the compendium. (LZ)
Descriptors: Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Quality, Elementary School Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, Energy Conservation, Energy Education, Environmental Education, Instructional Material Evaluation, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Middle Schools, Multilingual Materials, Secondary School Curriculum, State Standards
California Energy Extension Service, 1400 Tenth Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: California Energy Extension Service, Sacramento.; Sonoma State Univ., Rohnert Park, CA.; California State Dept. of Education, Los Angeles.
Note: This edition is the first in a series of six compendia in environmental education. Other topics include water resources, integrated waste management, air quality, human communities, and natural communities.