ERIC Number: ED104639
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
An Environmental Education Resource Activity Kit for Fifth and Sixth Grade Pupils.
Schroeder, Florence; Thompson, Benjamin
This environmental education resource activity kit provides an open-ended structure for fifth- and sixth-grade pupils to pursue the study of environmental topics and problems. The design of the kit concentrates on nine types of learning activities (called encounter activities) to enable pupils to learn about the natural resources, the biophysical environment, and the cause-effect relationships in the environment. The encounter activities provide diversified learning modes in addition to various strategies that involve social, scientific, political, legal, economic and managerial skills and knowledge. Each of the encounter activities--library research, field research, investigations, environmental projects, surveys of environmental problems, social awareness, environmental political action, environmental action groups, and careers related to the environment--has numerous activity cards which in most cases suggest an environmental topic and a problem to study. Environmental encounter activity contracts provide guidance and direction for the pupil's study. Contract evaluation forms also accompany the contracts. This kit contains the procedures for the use of the activity cards, the contracts, the contract evaluation forms, and all needed materials. (TK)
Descriptors: Conservation Education, Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Grade 5, Grade 6, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Natural Resources, Outdoor Education, Resource Units, Science Education, Teaching Guides, Unit Plan
Eau Claire Area Public Schools, 1222 Mappa Street, Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54701 Attn: Mr. Warren Randall ($20.00 for actual kit containing 5 x 8 activity cards)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Eau Claire Area Public Schools, WI.
Note: The activity cards in the kit have been reproduced on 8 1/2 x 11 paper with the permission of the author