ERIC Number: ED066298
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Handbook of Environmental Education Strategies.
New York State Education Dept., Albany.
The educational approach of this guide involves instructional strategies for integrating environmental concerns into subject matter areas. Its objective is to enumerate and illustrate numerous interdisciplinary strategies, showing how they and other teaching devices may serve environmental education goals within the operative instructional mode. Strategies suggested include use of concept-centered activity packages; common denominators, those environmental concepts showing multi-faceted curricular potential, as survival, interdependence, scarcity, recycling, planning, valuing, optimism, interaction, right vs. responsibility, social forces, and change; the printed media of newspapers, editorials, and cartoons; student involvement in community problems and projects; case studies; readings and quotations as learning activities to improve reading skills and provide incentive for future study; student environment/ecology clubs; out-of-classroom experiences; student projects; and family participation activities. Examples were prepared as resources for teacher use primarily at the middle school, junior and senior high school levels. However, the strategies focusing upon basic environmental concepts, family participation activities, student projects, and out-of-classroom experiences are adaptable to lower elementary grades. (BL)
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Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany.