ERIC Number: ED120073
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
How to Teach About Human Beings and Their Environment. How to Do It Series, Number 28.
Peters, Richard O.
One of a series of pamphlets providing practical and useful sources of classroom techniques for social studies teachers, the concern of this issue is how to teach about human beings and the environment. A brief explanation of the nature and purpose of environmental education is presented, showing three interrelated concepts which comprise environmental study: culture and society, natural resources, and population. The second part of the document emphasizes the integration of environmental education into the K-12 social studies curriculum. Attention is focused on two general areas of environmental problems: (1) problems of the natural, physical environment involving aesthetic and physical qualities as well as the quantity of natural resources; and (2) problems of human-made environments. Ways in which environmental education programs can be structured at all grade levels are considered. Suggested teaching strategies for use in environmental education programs are presented in the third section, including field trips, graphic studies, nature walks, diaries and logs, field training, and time perspective studies. Sources and resources in a bibliographic format comprise the last part of the document. Articles, publications, films, filmstrips, student materials (games), bibliographies, and ecology-oriented organizations and projects are topic organizers of the bibliography. (Author/JR)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Development, Ecology, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Newsletters, Population Education, Resource Materials, Social Problems, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
National Council for the Social Studies, 1515 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Virignina 22209 ($1.00)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council for the Social Studies, Washington, DC.