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ERIC Number: ED100584
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
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Environmental Awareness (Sensory Awareness).
Carpenter, Marian
Capitalizing on the resources available within a city block, this resource guide for the emotionally handicapped (K-6) describes methods and procedures for developing sensory awareness in the urban out-of-doors. Conceptual focus is on interdependency ("living things are interdependent"). Involvement in the environment (observing, thinking, doing) is the basic emphasis. Nine activities focusing on the discovery of nature via the senses are described. Primarily exploration oriented, these activities and an indication of procedure are listed below: (1) Grass--Check the sidewalk cracks to see how many different grasses grow there. Visit your playground and see if any of the equipment is shaped like your grass. (2) Trees--Find a tree in your neighborhood. What does your tree feel like? (3) A Windy Day--Take a walk on a windy day. Did your skin tingle? (4) Wild Animals in the City--Visit a park or your school yard. How many animals did you hear or see? (5) Ants--Watch the ants in your school yard. Do they all look alike? (6) Soil--Dig a hole. Is the soil damp or dry? (7) Rocks and Stones--Pick up a rock and look at it. What shape and color is it? (8) Color and Texture--Explore the outside of your building. Do textures make the same colors look different? (9) Spring--Hear, smell, feel, and taste spring. (JC)
Not available separately, see RC 008 273
Publication Type: Guides - General
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Note: For related documents, see RC 008 273-281