ERIC Number: ED106054
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Suggested Activities Using the School and Its Surroundings as a Resource for Environmental Education.
Group for Environmental Education, Philadelphia, PA.
This collection of environmental education activities focuses on the school and its surroundings. The activities reinforce the concept that the immediate school environment contains elements that are common to the structure of the whole man-made environment. The activities provide ideas for using the school building, school grounds, and surrounding community for exploring, understanding, and communicating the various components of the man-made environment. The guide contains eight topics, such as: Getting to School: People/Materials and Products; Land and Room Use: School Building/Schoolyard/Surrounding Community; Life Support Systems; and Parallels Between the Natural and Man-Made Environment. Under each topic is listed a number of corresponding activities. The activities represent an interdisciplinary approach to environmental education and include problem solving, discussion, photography, inquiry, and measurement. (TK)
Descriptors: Conservation Education, Curriculum Guides, Elementary Secondary Education, Environment, Environmental Education, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Metropolitan Areas, Natural Resources, Outdoor Education, School Location, Teaching Guides, Urban Environment
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Group for Environmental Education, Philadelphia, PA.