ERIC Number: ED046805
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Jun-7
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Agriculture. Evaluation Report from a Limited School Trial of a Teaching Unit of the High School Geography Project.
Richburg, Robert; And Others
The methodology used in the evaluation of this unit is the same as that described in SO 000 468. Eleven teachers were selected for the field trial thereby involving approximately 300 ninth through twelfth grade students. This unit has five integral activities: 1) Hunger; 2) Agricultural Realm; 3) Interviews with Farmers; 4) Game of Farming; and, 5) Hunger Revisited. Some of the specific conceptual objectives are an understanding of: the physical, economic, and cultural factors associated with areas of the world where hunger is a problem; interrelationships that exist between various crop and livestock distributions within the agricultural realm; and, the farmer's decision-making process and the factors that influence his choice. Skill development objectives included: the ability to read graphs, and the ability to make inferences from a combination of map and prose sources. The unit test concerning the attainment of the unit objectives indicate a 9 to 14 per cent increase in understandings and skills. The ratings on the effectiveness of the unit as a whole and the individual activities as to student and teacher interest, enjoyment, and student learning are given. A number of revisions are suggested for each activity. See SO 000 468 for a list of the related reports. (SBE)
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: High School Geography Project, Boulder, CO.