ERIC Number: ED055858
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
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Adventure in Environment, Teacher's Guide
National Park Foundation, Washington, DC.
Lesson plans and teaching suggestions for an interdisciplinary approach to environmental education are presented in this teacher's guide for use in the National Environmental Education Development (NEED) program. The program attempts to encourage a student 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 is through the use of five concepts or "strands" - variety and similarity, patterns, interaction and interdependence, continuity and change, and adaptation and evolution. The object is to teach not the strands but the fact that they exist in all lessons, all situations. By use of the strands, parallels are drawn and relationships developed, using the subject matter of the entire curriculum to illustrate the oneness of environment. Stragegies emphasized in the lessons are cross-discipline thinking, using experiences outside the classroom, and bringing the outside environment into the classroom environment. Each of the 21 lessons includes: advice on lesson development, how the strands may be incorporated into the lesson, teaching suggestions, activities for students to explore environmental problems, and questions that may arise in solving the problems or shaping one's environmental ethic. SE 012 484 and SE 012 486 are related documents. (BL)
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Curriculum Development, Environment, Environmental Education, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intermediate Grades, Lesson Plans, Resource Units, Teaching Guides
Silver Burdett Company, Division of General Learning Corp., Morristown, New Jersey
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Authoring Institution: National Park Foundation, Washington, DC.