ERIC Number: ED107468
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Learning to Get Around. An Urban Environment Mapping Unit.
Group for Environmental Education, Philadelphia, PA.; Pennsylvania Advancement School, Philadelphia.; Philadelphia School District, PA.
This unit deals with mapping the urban environment. The unit is designed to help the student visualize his surroundings, read and interpret maps, and create maps. These understandings and skills are designed to help the student develop a sense of self-control and a sense of personal control over his environment. The unit is a student oriented, auto-instructional workbook. It begins with a pretest and is followed by 16 lessons. The lessons increase in difficulty and involvement as the student increases his skills in understanding, reading, and drawing maps. The lessons are activity oriented, and questions are answered through means of a self-check. The lessons include such activities as a treasure hunt, drawing maps, using map symbols, measuring, and drawing to scale. The various maps needed for the lessons are also included. A teacher's guide further explains the purpose and directions for each lesson and suggests additional interdisciplinary activities. Completing the guide is a section dealing with aerial mapping and one dealing with neighborhood interviews. (TK)
Descriptors: Conservation Education, Curriculum Guides, Elementary Secondary Education, Environment, Environmental Education, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Map Skills, Metropolitan Areas, Natural Resources, Outdoor Education, Science Education, Teaching Guides, Urban Environment
GEE! Group for Environmental Education, Inc., 1214 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Group for Environmental Education, Philadelphia, PA.; Pennsylvania Advancement School, Philadelphia.; Philadelphia School District, PA.
Note: Related documents are ED 045 426, SE 016 954 and 955