ERIC Number: ED156481
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Growth: How Much is Too Much? Student Book. Social Studies Module (9th-10th Grade Social Studies). Revised Edition.
Georgia Univ., Athens. Coll. of Education.
This learning module is designed to integrate environmental education into ninth- and tenth-grade social studies courses. The module and a parallel module designed for chemistry classes were pilot tested in Gwinnett County, Georgia in 1975-76. The module is divided into four parts. The first part alerts students to the serious problems that growth and development can bring to the environment and provides an ecological setting for analyzing alternative solutions. The second part provides factual information and various perspectives on population growth and the ways in which it has changed the county community. In the third part, waste collection and disposal and its relationship to land use planning, community health, and the quality of life are analyzed through a series of readings and activities. The fourth part introduces basic principles of careful land use as a means of preventing environmental decay. The module takes eighteen days to complete. Some of the student activities are a study of the population growth of Gwinnett County, field trips to sites of planned land use, and a simulation of a zoning board meeting. (BB)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Coll. of Education.
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