ERIC Number: ED044299
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Man and His Environment, An Introduction to Using Environmental Study Areas, New Developments in Teaching Series No. 1.
Dorros, Sidney; And Others
By presenting an interdisciplinary approach to environmental education, this booklet is intended to help teachers expand their classrooms to include all of man's environment. Through the use of environmental study areas selected for their educational potential, a student is encouraged to develop an awareness of his environment that will lead to a personal sense of involvement and the shaping of an environmental ethic. The approach suggested in this booklet is through the use of five concepts or "strands" - Variety and Similarity, Patterns, Interaction and Interdependence, Continuity and Change, and Adaptation and Evolution. Information is provided on the background of environmental study area programs, suggestions for selecting sites and planning programs, aids to identifying the educational possibilities of a site and preparing lessons related to them, a detailed discussion of the concept approach to environmental education, sample class activities based on the concept approach, and selected publications and films. (BL)
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Curriculum Development, Environment, Environmental Education, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Resource Units, Teaching Guides
National Education Assoc., Publications-Sales Section, 1201 16th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($1.75)
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Authoring Institution: American Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Washington, DC.; National Education Association, Washington, DC. Association of Classroom Teachers.