ERIC Number: ED071265
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Me and My Environment. Unit II: Me as a Habitat.
Biological Sciences Curriculum Study, Boulder, CO.
Presented is the experimental edition of Unit II: Me as a Habitat, which consists of 19 life science curriculum activities intended for the 13-to-15-year-old educable mentally retarded child. The curriculum guide is being used in the final field test prior to revision. Stressed throughout the program are ecological themes, inquiry skills, problem solving skills, environmental elements, and applicational behaviors and attitudes. Five to eight activities for each of the three core study areas within Unit II are given of which the following are examples: seeing is believing, drinking microbes, venereal disease in action, smoking in action, and the use and misuse of drugs. Activities are organized into materials, teaching strategies, and anticipated student behaviors. The three cores study microbes, disease, and environmental choices. The ecological theme stressed is diversity and pattern. Inquiry skills seen to be developed are associating and describing. Problem solving skills emphasized are recording data and discussion and treatment of group data. Environmental elements considered are living things. A desired behavior outcome is skill in communication about the child's environment. (For related curriculum guides see EC 050 871, EC 050 872, EC 050 874 and EC 050 875.) (DB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Biological Sciences Curriculum Study, Boulder, CO.