ERIC Number: ED080349
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
A Curriculum Activities Guide to Population and Environmental Studies.
Hershey, John T., Ed.; And Others
This book is the second in a series of four books emphasizing student-oriented problem solving related to environmental matters. It is divided into three activity levels: awareness, transitional, and operational. The activity sequence is designed to motivate students toward a concern for environmental quality, take action related to particular problems or concerns, and provide background for in-depth, on-going problem investigations. Population awareness is developed through study of (1) density, distribution, and diversity, (2) food, clothing, and shelter, and (3) political and social factors. Process-skills emphasize observation, data collection, data recording, and making inferences and predictions based on recorded observations. Each activity identifies the situation and notes open-ended questions, equipment needed, procedure, past students, limitations, and a biography. Transitional activities focus on real problems of the community and extend those of the first level in each of the three study areas. Economic, political, social, scientific, technological, aesthetic, and legal factors are considered. Activity format is the same. Operational activities are an outgrowth of the first two levels. Four approaches to problem solving are presented. They are: simulation, contract projects, debating, and modeling situations. Related documents are SE 016 524 and SE 016 614. (BL)
Descriptors: Curriculum Guides, Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Perception, Population Education, Problem Solving, Secondary Education, Student Research
Institute for Environmental Education, 8911 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Environmental Education.
Authoring Institution: Project KARE, Blue Bell, PA.