ERIC Number: ED080367
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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Environmental Education Curriculum Guide for Intermediate Social Studies.
Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center, Reading, PA.
The concept that society must possess an ecological conscience which can relate to economic, social, political, and other disciplines of culture to meet the challenge of maintaining a quality environment, represents the basis philosophical rationale for these instructional materials. They are designed to give specific emphasis to the ecological implications of man's activities as generally explored in the social studies curricula for grades four through six. The outdoor laboratory approach is employed to encourage students to become more aware of their responsibilities as citizens in conserving and preserving man's natural resources. Five generalizations about man's relationship to his environment serve as a base aroung which concepts, questions, and activities are built. Three concepts are identified for each generalization, and individual concepts detail open-ended questions, discovery activities, appropriate terms or vocabulary words, and instructional materials (multimedia). Performance objectives, suggestions for evaluation, and a bibliography of books and field guides are also provided in this curriculum guide. (BL)
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Authoring Institution: Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center, Reading, PA.