ERIC Number: ED125928
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Rookery Bay: Can Conservation and Development Coexist? Instructional Activities Series IA/S-5.
Bright, Keith L.; Lambert, Jack R.
This activity is one of a series of 17 teacher-developed instructional activities for geography at the secondary grade level described in SO 009 140. This activity investigates land-use conflict between conservationists and developers in Florida, through dialogue and discussion approaches. A dialogue between two main characters is Presented which may be recorded or played by students. In the dialogue, Susie, an eighth grader from New York, is visiting her uncle who is a resident of Tampa, Florida. The dialogue provides data about a mineral swamp wilderness--Rookery Bay--which is an ideal nursery for birds and fish. Susie and her uncle discuss conservation and ecology measures in land development in nearby sites. The discussion points out that Rookery Bay will be affected by the growth and development surrounding it, and that developers need to employ ecological safeguards to protect these areas. After the dialogue, students discuss the relationship between environmental quality and quick financial gains. Maps of the area and swamp photographs are provided. (DB)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Conflict, Conservation (Concept), Conservation Education, Conservation (Environment), Development, Dialogs (Literary), Discussion (Teaching Technique), Environmental Education, Geographic Concepts, Geography Instruction, Illustrations, Land Use, Maps, Secondary Education, Site Development, Teacher Developed Materials
NCGE Central Office, 115 North Marion Street, Oak Park, Illinois 60301 ($0.50, secondary set $15.25)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council for Geographic Education.
Note: For related documents, see ED 096 235 and SO 009 140-167