ERIC Number: ED104664
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Recommendations and Guidelines, The Incorporation of Results of Current Crustal Evolution Studies into K-12 Curricula. A Report of the National Association of Geology Teachers Conference on K-12 Crustal Evolution Education (Western Hills State Lodge, Oklahoma, September 16-18, 1974).
Stoever, Edward C., Jr.
The National Association of Geology Teachers (NAGT) conducted an assessment of the implications of current studies encompassing the theories of continental drift, polar wandering, sea-floor spreading, and plate tectonics to K-12 education, and presented in this document recommendations for the incorporation of these concepts into school curricula. A detailed description of the current status of crustal evolution studies is presented. Conclusions drawn at the conference indicate the desirability of incorporation of these topics, as well as the feasibility of the incorporation. Recommendations show grades six through ten as primary targets. An organizational scheme is presented, as are charts showing how new information, ideas, and materials would be processed for classroom use. Suggestions for preparation of curriculum materials and introductory teacher materials are suggested. The appendices include a list of conference participants, a pre-conference report, an example of a lesson activity, suggested lesson activity topics, and suggested teacher resource book contents. (Author/EB)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of Geology Teachers.