ERIC Number: ED098100
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Resource Recovery in Social Studies. Resource Recovery Education Program.
National Center for Resource Recovery, Inc., Washington, DC.; National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.
This guide, one component of the Resource Recovery Education Kit (see SO 007 866 for a description), contains ideas and activities for teaching about solid waste disposal in secondary level social studies classes. Among the course objectives are the following: (1) to explore the impact of our society on the problem of solid waste and the need for effective management; (2) to encourage student activities and involvement in environment conservation; (3) to examine technological developments which can reduce the problems and costs of refuse collection; and (4) to become aware of how local economic, political, and social problems are related to solid waste disposal and how local situations differ. Teaching strategies include having students conduct interviews, polls, and studies of the local community and classroom discussion. The guide consists of five major study units: (1) Solid Waste: A Growing Problem; (2) Collection and Transportation; (3) Disposal; (4) Resource Recovery; and (5) Solid Waste Management Systems. Objectives, student activities, questions for discussion and research, basic understandings to be developed, and instructional resources are provided for each unit. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Community Study, Conservation (Environment), Course Objectives, Ecology, Economic Factors, Energy Conservation, Environmental Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Political Issues, Questioning Techniques, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Social Problems, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Waste Disposal
National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, Virginia 22091 ($12.00 for kit, 20 discount on orders of five or more)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Resource Recovery, Inc., Washington, DC.; National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.
Note: Related documents are SO 007 866-868