ERIC Number: ED080291
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Nov
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A Year-Long Environmental Project for Primary Grades.
Increasing the opportunities for young children to become perceptive of the environment around them is the goal of a year-long environmental project for primary grade students described in this booklet. An environmental encounter approach is adopted, focusing all of one's senses on the particular environment he is experiencing at the moment, analyzing how he perceives it and how he feels about it. The ideas presented are examples of incorporating environmental learnings into the treatment of subject matter already being dealt with. Several encounters are briefly annotated for use in developing perception of self. For learning about the world through the use of the senses and as an aid in achieving the goal of self-perception, three units from TV series are also summarized. Activities in many curriculum areas that could be used to help develop and deepen the children's environmental perception are explained. These activities make particular use of cameras and environmental encounters. Some of the problems characteristic to this educational approach are related together with recommendations ragarding follow-up programs. Appended material includes examples of students' original poems. (BL)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Western Washington State Coll., Bellingham. Huxley Coll. of Environmental Studies.