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ERIC Number: ED082920
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 5
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Exploring a Deserted Farm--An Outdoor Education Technique.
Rillo, Thomas J.
The exploration of deserted farms as a teaching technique is described in this paper. A farm actually used by a class is described. The method used for exploring the farm consisted of dividing the class into small groups before the visit, allowing time for each group to prepare for a specific assignment, and scheduling a meeting for all students to form general conclusions about the farm after the investigation. The special assignments included gathering information about the house site, the barn, garden and orchard, and roads and fences. The curriculum areas covered were art, language arts, science, arithmetic, and conservation. It was noted that the fundamental concepts developed in a deserted farm experience included an understanding of past misuse of farm land and other resources which are currently affecting modern day communities and that human resources rise or fall with the natural resources. (PS)
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