ERIC Number: ED073929
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jan
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Environmental Curriculum Materials, Level II (2-3-4).
Delaware State Dept. of Public Instruction, Dover. Div. of Elementary Education.
More than 60 outdoor activities and 50 follow-up activities for children in grades two, three, and four are collected in this teacher's guide. They focus on the interdependence of life; the relationship of man, animals, and plants to each other and to the environment. Most are designed as field trips, utilizing a discovery and questioning approach to learning. Based on pilot activities conducted at the Southeastern Pennsylvania Outdoor Education Center, they were subsequently revised and adapted by the New Castle-Gunning Bedford Environmental Laboratory, an ESEA Title III project. A master key divided the major activities into categories: (1) seasonal activities, (2) flora, (3) fauna, (4) habitat studies, (5) weather, geology, soils, hydrography, and (6) awareness, man and nature. For each activity also checked are appropriate grade level(s), season(s) in which to conduct it, and coordinated follow-up activity(ies). A similar key is provided for follow-up activities indicating the major activity which it is associated with in place of the coordinated follow-up activity. Each lesson outlines objectives, procedures and/or activities on the trip, and pertinent questions. Diagrams and charts supplement some of the information. (BL)
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Authoring Institution: Delaware State Dept. of Public Instruction, Dover. Div. of Elementary Education.