ERIC Number: ED125936
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Netherlands: A Conceptual Unit. Instructional Activities Series IA/S-13.
Swatridge, L. W.; Vass, B.
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. The activity investigates resource management and economics. It employs the student-activity approach to inquiry learning by using group work, simulations, and team research reports. Given data about the cultural and natural resources of the Netherlands, students make observations, generalizations, and intelligent decisions about foreign ownership, pollution, resource management, and land use allocations for the future. The unit is arranged into four activities. Activity one, introducing the unit, offers a "word association" technique to the regional study. Students are given a list of words, such as Europort and Polder, to identify and explain. Then they refer to a map to identify the places and relationships to the Netherlands. In activity two, students view slides and then write a script to explain ideas which illustrate factors of resource management in the Netherlands. Activity three engages students in a research project investigating natural and cultural resources. For example, students might gather data to support a hypothesis that the Netherlands has made a vast contribution to the cultural heritage of Europe. The last activity centers around map analysis. Students identify the conflicts between urbanization and land use and examine resource management techniques as practiced by the Dutch. Maps, statistics, vocabulary, and detailed data sheets are provided. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Concept Teaching, Economics, Environmental Education, European History, Foreign Countries, Generalization, Geographic Concepts, Geography, Geography Instruction, Inquiry, Land Use, Learning Activities, Map Skills, Maps, Natural Resources, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Units of Study
NCGE Central Office, 115 North Marion Street, Oak Park, Illinois 60301 ($2.00, secondary set $15.25)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council for Geographic Education.
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands