ERIC Number: ED119947
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Environmental Education Activities Manual, Book 4: Upper Elementary Activities.
Stapp, William B., Ed.; Cox, Dorothy A., Ed.
This activities book for the upper elementary grades is the fourth book of a series of six books designed to provide developmental K-12 experiences designed to support the basic environmental philosophy of spaceship earth presented in Book 1. The aims of the four activity sections of this book are to aid in developing students to make them more sensitive to their environment, able to recognize problems, reach a sophistication in using problem solving skills, and inclined to participate in action activities to deal with environmental problems. The Concept Development Activities Section was developed to assist teachers in assisting students to further their understanding of major concepts basic to the development of an environmentally literate citizenry. These concepts are: ecosystem, population, economics and technology, environmental decisions, and environmental ethics. The Skill Developing Activities Section identifies eight skills as being essential to the environmental problem solving process. For each of the eight skills, skill developing activities have been designed. The Values Clarification Activities Section contains sample strategies that teachers have found helpful in assisting students to clarify their values regarding environmental issues. The Environmental Encounters Activities Section contains a series of school-community environmental problem solving activities. (BT)
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Problem Solving, Program Development, Skill Development, Teaching Guides, Values
Dorothy A. Cox, 30808 Lamar, Farmington Hills, Michigan 48024 (not for sale separately; sold only as a complete set containing Books 1-6, $10.00, plus postage)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For related Books 1-6 in this series, see SE 019 503-508; Best Copy Available