ERIC Number: ED102048
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
An Interdisciplinary Program Incorporating Population Studies for Intermediate Grades. Sedro-Woolley Project Report No. 13.
Jungblom, Edwin N.
The publication contains exercises on population education which can be used in social studies and science classes in grades 4-7. Although the language of the material is geared to the intermediate grades, the exercises can easily be adapted for primary, high school, and adult education. The publication's major objective is to change the lifestyle of people or to alter drastically the values that people have about finite Spaceship Earth. Teaching techniques include readings; classroom discussions; gathering, collecting, and analyzing data; developing hypotheses and drawing conclusions from data; constructing graphs; research; field trips; and writing essays. The major portion of the publication contains exercises dealing with population explosion, famine, epidemic, health and sanitation, death rate, birth rate, growth rate, and population estimates. Unit objective, teaching methods, student resource material, questions for discussion, and evaluation techniques are provided for each topic. Specific issues to investigate and problem study areas are also provided. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Course Objectives, Curriculum Development, Demography, Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Evaluation Methods, Field Trips, Graphs, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Population Education, Population Trends, Questioning Techniques, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, World Problems
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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.