ERIC Number: ED059948
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Oct
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A Study of Patterns and Tree Succession as Environmental Education for Intermediate Grades.
Presented here are ideas for multidisciplinary environmental education. The suggestions are examples of ways in which environmentally beneficial learnings can be incorporated into the existing curriculum, and are intended to assist in the development of learning packages. Among the five overall objectives listed are: 1) to develop personal patterns of behavior and attitudes: reflecting and personalizing observation of natural patterns; learning to value objects through perception of their place in patterns; and, 2) to provide specific environmentally significant learnings in math, social studies, art, science, music, and language arts. The concepts of Pattern and Tree Succession are taught within the framework of the above subject areas in a three-step sequence: an introduction within the classroom (pre-site work); observation site work; and, application to student values (post-site work). One of the post-site activities suggested for the concept of tree succession in social studies is to imagine the development of a forest community around the tree represented by your wood slab, and draw pictures of how this community might have looked during five-year intervals. Then, compare the growth of the forest community with the growth of your community on the time continuum represented by the tree. (Author/JLB)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Western Washington State Coll., Bellingham. Huxley Coll. of Environmental Studies.