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ERIC Number: ED100588
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
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Understanding Your Neighborhood Environment Through Science.
Betros, Harry
The product of a Special Studies Institute, this teacher developed resource guide for emotionally handicapped (K-6) presents an investigative approach to science, capitalizing on the resources found in an urban neighborhood. Focus is on integrated curricula in preparation for life, wherein all subject areas function as tools for living in and understanding the "real" world. Topic problems are divided into eight general areas followed by specific topic problems and questions relative to science studies in a city area. Topic problems, their subdivisions, and question examples are listed below: (1) Buildings (Construction, Design, Kinds); What is the geographic source of natural resources used in construction? (2) Street (Roads, Sidewalks, Street Communications--Safety); What causes roads to break up? (3) Community Services (Fire and Police Protection); What conditions are needed for things to burn? (4) Community Health (Water Supply and Sanitation); What is a watershed? (5) City Sounds; What causes sound? (6) Cultural Facets (Architecture, Automobiles, Commercial Businesses); From what do drugs come? (7) Natural Phenomenon (Weather--Temperature, Rain, Wind, Sun); What is light? (8) Vacant Lots; What forms of life are in vacant lots? (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