ERIC Number: ED091257
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Society, Environment, Science. Profiles of Promise 21.
The brochure describes an eleventh and twelfth grade interdisciplinary course in environmental education taught at Lansdowne Senior High Baltimore, Maryland. The major objective of the course is to create realistic awareness of environmental conditions. Teaching techniques used include individual and group projects, which are determined by students and teachers for each term. During the three years the Society, Environment, and Science (S.E.S.) course has been taught, the following individual requirements have been agreed upon by students and teachers: 1) to work within the framework of an individual committee; 2) to be responsible for reading of germane books and articles; and 3) to construct case studies involving situations within the environment. Committee areas from which a student can choose are air, water, population, survey, commercial law, and public relations. Each committee must make an audiovisual presentation concerning an environmental situation, invite a guest to speak to the class about an environmental concern, plan a field trip to a place having environmental interest, and conduct a study of a laboratory community within the framework of the committee purpose. The committee presents a final community report, which is oftentimes circulated to citizens of the community. The most important accomplishment of the S.E.S. program is increased awareness of environmental concerns among the young people. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Air Pollution, Community Study, Community Surveys, Educational Innovation, Environmental Education, Evaluation, Group Activities, Interdisciplinary Approach, Laws, Natural Resources, Participation, Pollution, Population Education, Public Relations, Student Participation, Water Pollution
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.; ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Boulder, CO.