ERIC Number: ED101938
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Forests and Man. Environmental Education Curriculum. Revised.
Topeka Public Schools, KS.
This environmental education module focuses on forests and man, and contains a series of papers which deal with topics related to forest ecology and conservation. The module is designed around the four following ideas: (1) the kinds of plants and animals and the roles they have in the forest environment; (2) using concepts of food webs and energy pyramids to understand and predict the effects man has on his environment; (3) appreciate nature--learning to find and interpret animal signs, plant growth patterns, and edible plants; and (4) man's alternatives--how can a wilderness area be used without seriously changing its inhabitants. Student papers and teacher papers are contained in the module. Student papers cover such topics as harmful plants and animals, edible plants, tree trunks, and food webs; each contains background information and student self-test questions. The teacher papers (green pages) contain behavioral objectives, suggestions for presenting the papers, and answers to self-test questions. Also included in the guide are instructions for using the module, a module time line, film descriptions, behavioral objectives, a class performance summary sheet, and supplemental papers. Patterns for transparencies dealing with the food web and classifying tree leaves are included. (TK)
Descriptors: Conservation Education, Curriculum Guides, Environmental Education, Forestry, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Natural Resources, Outdoor Education, Science Education, Teaching Guides, Units of Study
ERIC/SMEAC, The Ohio State University, 400 Lincoln Tower, Columbus, Ohio 43210 (on loan)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Topeka Public Schools, KS.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III