ERIC Number: ED071917
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Using the School and Community, An Environmental Study Area, Teachers' Handbook.
Designed to give the elementary teacher some ideas for using the school site and the community as an environmental study area, this guide offers activities and suggestions to explore all aspects of the environment. Gaining an understanding of the environment and man's relationship to the environment are emphasized. The ultimate goal is to develop citizens with a personal sense of involvement and an attitude that will guide their behavior towards the wise use of all our resources. Part 1 discusses selecting a site for environmental study and surveying its educational possibilities. Part 2 outlines steps for getting up a nature trail on school grounds together with activities for use of the trail. The interdisciplinary approach of environmental education is promoted in Part 3. Work sheets for on-site involvement in language arts, social studies, science, math, art and music are given. Several pages and ideas adapted from "All Around You, An Environmental Study Guide" (ED 064 131) are reprinted. Part 4 deals with environmental problems: air, water, noise, waste, and visual pollution, land use, population, and miscellaneous urban problems. Each topic provides background material for the teacher, activities for the classroom, and school site and community activities. (BL)
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Authoring Institution: Nashville - Davidson County Metropolitan Public Schools, TN.