ERIC Number: ED100699
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Environmental Education - A Maryland Approach.
Latham, James W., Jr.; And Others
Environmental education is the process of preparing people to make decisions and take action which will create and maintain optimal relationships between themselves and the environment which sustains them. This booklet provides an interdisciplinary environmental education curricular framework for K-12. Although this framework was designed by the Maryland State Board of Education, it can be applied to other situations. The purpose of this framework is to assist educators in the design, selection, and implementation of local environmental programs. The framework contained in this booklet is developed around three major ideas about the environment: Level I, The earth is a place where life exists; Level II, The pursuit of life; and Level III, The effects of the pursuit of life on the ecosystem. These themes appear in the framework as conceptual statements. Each conceptual statement is examined in terms of scientific and technological, social, and aesthetic considerations. The framework also lists desired student behaviors and acceptable performance for Level I (K-4), Level II (grades 5-8), and Level III (grades 9-12). Background information and instructions for using the framework are also included. (Author/TK)
Descriptors: Conservation Education, Curriculum Guides, Educational Programs, Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Natural Resources, Outdoor Education, Program Development, Secondary Education
Dr. James W. Latham, Jr., Consultant in Science, Maryland State Department of Education, P.O Box 8717, BWI Airport, Baltimore, Maryland 21240 ($1.00, make checks payable to the Maryland State Department of Education)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland