ERIC Number: ED130927
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Teaching about the Child and World Environment: Elementary Teacher's Kit.
Morris, Donald M.
Three environmental education units relating environmental concerns to elementary school students' own experiences are described in this materials packet. Emphasis is on helping students become more sensitive to human and personal dimensions of environmental upset. Designed to teach children about themselves and their air, water, and land environments in an increasingly interdependent world, the units focus on natural disasters such as earthquakes, floods, weather upsets, pollution, and scarcity of natural resources. Each unit specifies objectives, materials, grade levels, and teaching procedures; supplies history briefs of related materials; defines terms where necessary; and provides a summary and footnotes. Activities include simulation of an earthquake and a simple watershed, class discussion of environment-oriented articles from the newspaper, cutting out natural objects from construction paper, testing for bacteria, making models of geographic areas, and listening as the teacher reads stories of natural disasters. Several articles which appeared in UNICEF News and a wall sheet that are part of this kit are available from the publisher but are not included on the microfiche. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Climate, Cognitive Objectives, Conservation (Environment), Educational Games, Elementary Education, Elementary School Curriculum, Environmental Education, Environmental Influences, Futures (of Society), Global Approach, Human Geography, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Physical Environment, Pollution, Science Curriculum, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Units of Study, World Geography
School Services, United States Committee for UNICEF, 331 East 38th Street, New York, New York 10016 (Kit # 5420, $2.50)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Children's Fund, New York, NY. United States Committee.