ERIC Number: ED114271
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
To Catch a Falling Star. Environmental Education Implementation Strategy Handbook.
This handbook has been prepared to provide suggestions to school districts for implementation of environmental education programs. Initially, environmental education is defined as "a process of learning about man's interrelationship with natural and man-made surroundings, developing skills and values for resource conservation...fostering motivation to apply skills and attitudes to assure our survival and to improve the quality of life." Responsibility for teaching environmentally rests with each teacher, and involves linkage of inside and outside lessons to environmental concerns. Environmental concepts permeating the Project I-C-E (Instruction-Curriculum-Environment) curriculum series are given with a simplified student version. Suggestions for active involvement of teachers include group recollections, brainstorming, nosebag charades, audiovisual aids, indepth problem exploration, simulations, role playing, field activities, workshops, acclimatization, and reaching out. A sample lesson from the Project I-C-E curriculum guides illustrates the format of the K-12 series, and its adaptability to various situations. Approaches for utilization of community resources consist of progression, team teaching, workshops, community inventory, and field trip procedures checklist. Appended materials include curriculum and field activity guides, slide/tape programs, films, media catalogues, and evaluation instruments available from Project I-C-E. (BP)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Concept Teaching, Curriculum Guides, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Natural Resources, Pilot Projects, Program Development, Resource Materials, Teacher Responsibility
Project I-C-E, 1927 Main Street, Green Bay, Wisconsin 54302 ($1.50)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Project I-C-E, Green Bay, WI.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin (Madison)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III