ERIC Number: ED045406
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Inviting Involvement With History; Founding a New Settlement: Survival Skills.
Hiros, John E.; Mason, Fred J.
Described are indoor and outdoor lessons for intermediate and junior high students. These lessons are intended to help students understand how the physical and cultural needs of man are directly related to the environment. Learning through involvement in direct personal experience is emphasized with students encouraged to role play as early settlers, and to decide what were the essentials for life in a new settlement. "Inviting Involvement with History" has students examine historic sites and buildings (70 or more years old) and compare these with modern buildings for similarities and differences, and undertake other related activities. In "Founding a New Settlement: Survival Skills", students are involved in identifying a few species of edible flora and fauna, preparing foods from wild plants, fashioning tools and utensils, building shelters, and other activities. (PR)
Descriptors: American History, Elementary School Science, Environment, Environmental Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Outdoor Education, Secondary School Science, Social Studies, Teaching Guides
Conservation and Environmental Studies Center for Southern New Jersey, Box 2230, RD 2, Browns Mills, N.J. 08015 ($1.00 each)
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Conservation and Environmental Science Center for Southern New Jersey, Browns Mills.