ERIC Number: ED093734
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: N/A
Earth: Man's Home. A Beginning Geography Unit. Pupil Workbook and Pictorial Test and Teacher Manual.
This conceptual unit in geography at the kindergarten level consists of a student Workbook and Pictorial Test, and a Teacher Manual. The objective of the unit is to develop the concept labeled "habitat", or the idea that the earth is man's home. Teaching strategies include questioning techniques, an analysis of pictures, classroom discussion, matching words with pictures, and supplementary activities such as making displays for bulletin boards. Although the unit is global in scope, the local environment plays a key role in the units. Among the 27 topics developed are the following: (1) where man lives; (2) the earth in the solar system; (3) the earth's climates; (4) landforms, climates, and man; (5) man uses the earth to fulfill his needs; (6) technology; and (7) man and his cultural environment. Provided in the Teacher Manual are teacher background material and detailed lesson plans for each topic. Lesson plans specify learning tasks, point of emphasis, resource materials, and teaching procedure. Pictorial test, pretest and posttest, and student exercises are provided in the student workbook. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Climate, Concept Teaching, Course Objectives, Cultural Influences, Earth Science, Geography Instruction, Human Geography, Kindergarten, Lesson Plans, Natural Resources, Physical Geography, Resource Materials, Social Studies, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Technology, Tests
Geography Curriculum Project, University of Georgia, 107 Dudley Hall, Athens, Georgia 30601 ($3.00; 40 sets of student materials, $20.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Geography Curriculum Project.