ERIC Number: ED059947
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Oct
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A "Save Our Trees" Project for Primary Grades.
Lundgren, Laurie L.
This idea-generating description of a successful class project tells how second grade students, through viewing a film on ecology were motivated toward involving teachers, schools, parents and community in a cooperative effort to collect used paper for recycling. Objectives of the project were to: 1) enable students to identify environmental concepts; 2) activate pupils toward solving environmental problems; 3) encourage pupils in discovering the causes of environmental problems; 4) develop ways, means, and materials for incorporating environmental education into existing curriculum; and, 5) involve the adult community in treating environmental problems. Activity learning, in which students had primary responsibility for performing daily and weekly tasks, was combined with a multidisciplinary approach relating the project to the total curriculum. Money earned was to go toward an arboretum at the school. It was concluded that decisions need to be made as to the integration, scope, and sequence of environmental education in the existing curriculum. It is requested that users of the report share their results with the project staff. Follow-up activities include continuation of paper recycling and the possible start of a center for recycling bottles and cans. SO 002 612 is a related report. (Author/SJM)
Descriptors: Community Action, Concept Teaching, Conservation Education, Ecology, Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Environmental Influences, Experiential Learning, Forestry, Interdisciplinary Approach, Junior High Schools, Natural Resources, Outdoor Education, Pollution, Program Descriptions, Recycling, School Community Programs, Secondary Education
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Western Washington State Coll., Bellingham. Huxley Coll. of Environmental Studies.