ERIC Number: ED059949
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Nov
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Developing Environmental Awareness in a Fifth-Grade Class of "Below-Average" Achievement Level.
The ideas presented are ways in which teachers can incorporate environmental education into 5th grade general or slow learner curriculum. Objectives of the project were to provide the teacher with an aid in teaching about environment, and to help the student: 1) perceive and develop an awareness of the environment; 2) relate to his environment; 3) manipulate and change the environment; 4) realize that mathematics is a useful tool for studying environment; and, 5) conduct within the classroom experiments on environmental projects. A concept, objective, method, and evaluation is stated for each of the five major student objectives. The project classroom was self contained, and most of the work was field-oriented with very little student research or written work. It was concluded that changes of student attitudes occurred. Lists of supplemental methods are included which provoke high student interest, create good learning situations, and are possible on a limited budget. Related documents are: SO 002 611, SO 002 612, and SO 002 616. (Author/SJM)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Western Washington State Coll., Bellingham. Huxley Coll. of Environmental Studies.