ERIC Number: ED099209
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Social Aspects of Conservation - Two Considerations: Clothing - Dress and Recreation - Leisure. Environmental Ecological Education Project.
Abbott, Verlin M.
This unit, designed for eighth-grade school students, combines two sociological factors that affect the environment and the standard of living. Divided into two complete parts, Clothing - Dress and Recreation - Leisure, it examines the interrelationships of people's values and available natural resources. The section on clothing and dress covers the historical function of clothes, the motivations for wearing particular kinds of clothes, textile development, natural resources needed to produce particular fabrics, and predictions of clothing styles of the future. It culminates in a discussion about setting priorities on clothing style rather than on conservation of resources. The second part of the unit looks at the reasons for increased leisure time in our society emphasizing the value of wise use of this time. Among the concepts presented are the effect of a growing population on available recreational facilities, the psychological need for leisure time activities, and the expanded career opportunities as a result of increased leisure time. Each section includes the behavioral objectives and the expected student criteria for evaluation, pretests and posttests, suggested methodologies for teaching each concept, relevant background information, suggested student data sheets and an appendix of additional available resource material. (MLB)
Descriptors: Clothing, Conservation Education, Curriculum Guides, Environmental Education, Environmental Influences, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Leisure Time, Natural Resources, Recreational Activities, Secondary Education, Social Environment, Social Influences, Teaching Guides
ERIC/SMEAC, The Ohio State University, 400 Lincoln Tower, Columbus, OH 43210 (on loan)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Parkway School District, Chesterfield, MO.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III