ERIC Number: ED067225
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jul
Reference Count: 0
An Outline for Teaching Conservation in Elementary Schools.
Soil Conservation Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Outlined in this guide is an approach to the teaching of environmental conservation as an integral part of all subjects in the elementary school curriculum. It stresses the relationship between man and his physical-biological environment in a social-cultural context. Field study is encouraged while emphasis is given to providing opportunities for pupils to use deductive and inductive reasoning. It also advocates individualized instruction, problem solving, and the use of a variety of learning materials in different situations. Organized by grade levels and with a major theme for each level, the outline gives special attention to reinforcing generalizations developed at earlier grade levels. Under each grade level are three main divisions: (1) Objectives, (2) Things To Talk About, and (3) Things To Do. The latter two contain suggestions for teacher-pupil discussion and activities. The outline also includes information about how to obtain Soil Conservation Service (SCS) publications and how to locate audiovisual teaching aids, a list of SCS publications, and reading lists for elementary school children, teachers, and advanced students. Recommended for use with this outline is "Teaching Soil and Water Conservation--A Classroom and Field Guide," SE 009 291. (BL)
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Authoring Institution: Soil Conservation Service (USDA), Washington, DC.