ERIC Number: ED157834
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Indian River County Environmental Education Instructional Guide. Language Arts and Social Studies, Sixth Grade.
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.
The guide is one in a series for teachers, students, and community members to help them utilize community resources in developing and teaching environmental concepts, responsibility, and problem solving. This particular guide focuses on social studies and language arts aspects of environmental education for sixth graders. Background information and activities are based on the Indian River County environment in Florida. An introduction explains that there are five forest types in the county, which is a scenic and recreation area. Ten major areas of environmental and human concern in the county include water pollution abatement, solid waste disposal, and rare and endangered habitats. Endangered and threatened wildlife are identified. Section one presents 13 social studies activities based on two major concepts: (1) as population increases, its effects on the environment change, and (2) although resources are finite, there are almost infinite demands on those resources. Activities involve creation and observation of terrarium life and simulation of different community members' water needs. Section II presents six language arts activities based on the concept that as population increases, its effects on the environment become more pronounced. Activities include calculation of birth and death rates, and writing poetry about ecology. A concluding section outlines Florida school regulations concerning educational field trips. (AV)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Concept Teaching, Conservation (Environment), Ecology, Elementary Education, Environment, Environmental Education, Grade 6, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Natural Resources, Pollution, Population Trends, Social Influences, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Water Pollution, Wildlife Management
Office of Environmental Education, Department of Education, Knott Building, Tallahassee, Florida 32304 (on loan)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.
Note: For related documents, see SO 011 047-049; Not available in hard copy from EDRS due to poor reproducibility of parts of the original document