ERIC Number: ED106087
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Valuing the Environment, Elementary.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Schools, Charlotte, NC.
This guide was developed for use in grades K-6 as an enrichment program based on clarifying values. The program, designed by teachers, aims to develop in the student a greater awareness and understanding of the community, themselves, and the earth. The program includes environmental encounters and a chart of topical themes and conceptual themes. Topical themes lead teachers and students through main areas of awareness: Plants and Animals, Water, Air, Energy, Natural Resources, Land Use and Aesthetics, and Pollution. The conceptual schemes under each area of awareness increase in complexity according to the development level of the students. The activities in the encounters are action-oriented, student-centered activities which provide "hands-on" learning experiences. Each encounter provides background information, behavioral objectives, activities, a resource reference listing, and value clarification strategies. Value clarification strategies are included because the development of attitudes and a lifestyle compatible to the natural environment is related to environmental awareness, understanding, decision-making, and action. Instructions for use of the value clarification strategies contained in the program are included. (TK)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Development.
Authoring Institution: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Schools, Charlotte, NC.
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