ERIC Number: ED147589
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Transportation and the Environment in Harmony: Mini-Units and Learning Activities for Grades 6 through 9.
Finn, Peter; And Others
One of a series of eleven curriculum manuals which cover the four transportation topics of public transportation, transportation and the environment, transportation safety, and bicycles for elementary, secondary, and adult levels, this manual covers the transportation and the environment topic for grades 6-9. It contains thirty-nine learning activities grouped into seven mini-units. Each mini-unit consists of a lesson plan component, which provides a suggested sequence of learning activities, and an individual learning activities component, which describes in detail how to implement each exercise. The first mini-unit provides a survey of issues related to transportation and the environment; the rest are as follows: learning about the interrelations between transportation and the environment, learning about the automobile's effects on the environment, identifying solutions to conflicts between transportation and the environment, taking personal action to resolve conflicts between transportation and the environment, exploring how citizen participation can help resolve conflicts between transportation and the environment, and researching issues related to transportation and the environment. A final section offers additional activities that may be used to evaluate or supplement evaluation of an activity or mini-unit. Also included are references for further study resources, and for reproduction of role profiles, game boards, maps, and other distributable materials. (A curriculum guide, CE 014 028, is also available for use with the manuals.) (TA)
Descriptors: Consumer Education, Curriculum, Curriculum Guides, Environmental Education, Group Activities, Independent Study, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Middle Schools, Motor Vehicles, Pollution, Resource Materials, Safety Education, Secondary Education, Skill Development, Traffic Safety, Transportation, Vehicular Traffic
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Consumer Affairs, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA.
Note: For related documents see CE 014 021-032