ERIC Number: ED067351
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Human Ecology. Study Guide and Course Outline.
An inservice course offered to elementary and secondary teachers and other concerned citizens in Rhode Island was presented in fifteen television programs. This study guide includes a description of the fifteen sessions. For each there is given a brief introduction and summary, an outline, questions for further study, and a bibliography of required and optional reading materials. Also included is a detailed bibliography and information about sources from which additional instructional materials can be obtained. The interdisciplinary approach begins with ecology and human environment and moves to the geographical concept of man's surroundings and his relationship to them. Two sessions on population discuss composition, sex ratio, age, growth, and economic development. Food, resources and land conservation lead to a study of social problems: poverty, crime, educational disadvantagement, unemployment, housing and urban planning. Man's environment is again examined in terms of pollution; community action is explored; and, in the final session, questions are asked leading to ways of introducing in the curriculum the factors discussed. (JMB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rhode Island State Agency for Elementary and Secondary Education, Providence.; Salve Regina College, Newport, RI.