ERIC Number: ED149843
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Language, Ecology, and Families (L.E.A.F.): A Guide to K-3 Language/Ecology Activities.
Janesville Joint District 1, WI.
This Project L.E.A.F. guide to ecology and language development activities for the primary grades consists of separate sections for kindergarten and grade 1 and a combined section for grades 2 and 3. Project L.E.A.F.--Language, Environment (Ecology) and Families--involved 270 Wisconsin primary school students in a model program with three main goals: (1) to stimulate the development of oral and written communication skills through the study of ecology; (2) to involve parents and children in ecology-oriented activities; and (3) to create a greater awareness of ecology among elementary school children. Each grade section of the guide is divided into subject units geared to seasons of the year, with lesson plans within each unit providing a variety of suggested learning activities and lists of resource materials. Activities include art and construction projects, observation walks, gardening, caring for animals, field trips and experiments, as well as language development activities. The kindergarten and first grade sections (23 and 17 units) cover plants, insects, animals and weather. Grade 1 units are designed for one or more weeks. The second and third grade section consists of 9 units, with 6 to 14 lesson plans per unit and a 23-plan unit on environmental writing. Subject areas for grades 2-3 are forest, prairie, pond and wetland, desert and jungle environments, and pollution problems. (BF)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of School Systems (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Janesville Joint District 1, WI.