ERIC Number: ED100778
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
An Environmentally Related Program for the Sixth Grade.
The successful integration of ecology and social studies in this sixth grade program offers students a chance to become aware of themselves and their immediate surroundings, both in the classroom and in the community. This model and the suggested learning activities can be successfully adapted for use at any of the other elementary levels. Students in the project study natural, man-made, and social aspects of the world. Through the use of team-teaching, group activities, field trips, and community projects, students gain an awareness of important environmental concepts and become aware of their social environment. One problem encountered in this project is the advanced reading level of most of the materials on environmental education. However, many of the articles suitable for class use can be reworded in order for students to comprehend them. Sample evaluation forms and suggested supplementary materials useful in the classroom and in conjunction with field trips are included in the appendix. (Author/JR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Western Washington State Coll., Bellingham. Huxley Coll. of Environmental Studies.