ERIC Number: ED103240
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Man's Habitat - The City, An Environmenta1 Investigation.
National Wildlife Federation, Washington, DC.; Minnesota Environmental Sciences Foundation, Inc., Minneapolis.
This environmental unit is one of a series designed for integration within an existing curriculum. In using these self-contained units, students are encouraged to work at their own speed. The philosphy behind the unts is based on an experience-oriented process that promotes independent work. This particular unit attempts to expand the student's understanding of environment by studying man's influence on the city. Activities center around an analysis of the local school community. Students learn the components of their school community and the relationships represented there. A community profile is developed through maps made from transects, survey questionnaires, photographs, and histograms based on data collected. On of the objectives included in this unit is that the students become concerned with their community problems and learn ways of becoming actively involved. This unit, designed for students in grades 4-9, contains information for teachers, such as materials needed, directions for the activities, sample survey summaries, and duplication materials for a student booklet. Additional activities are included at the end of the unit. (MA)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Environment, Environmental Education, Environmental Influences, Instructional Materials, Intermediate Grades, Investigations, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Natural Resources, Science Education, Secondary Education, Teaching Guides, Urban Education
National Wildlife Federation, 1412 16th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (Order No. 79061, $1.50)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Wildlife Federation, Washington, DC.; Minnesota Environmental Sciences Foundation, Inc., Minneapolis.
Note: Related documents are SE 018 514-534