ERIC Number: ED157835
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Indian River County Environmental Education Instructional Guide. Social Studies, Seventh Grade.
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.
The guide is one in a series for teachers, students, and community members to help develop and teach environmental concepts, responsibility, and problem solving. It presents concepts and activities related to environmental education for seventh grade social studies classes. Background information is based on the Indian River County environment of Florida. The introduction describes the county's forest areas, its endangered wildlife, and areas of local environmental concern. The main portion of the guide contains 21 activities based on three major concepts. These concepts emphasize the relationship between population size and demands upon natural resources, and each individual's role as an agent for change in the environment. Activities involve role play; research into local and foreign use of domestic and imported products; creation of maps showing location of the world's mineral resources; and debate over the advantages and disadvantages of technological constructions such as interstate highways, condominiums, and skyscrapers. (AV)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Concept Teaching, Conservation (Environment), Ecology, Environment, Environmental Education, Grade 7, Individual Power, Land Use, Learning Activities, Natural Resources, Pollution, Population Trends, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Technology
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 011 046-049; Not available in hard copy from EDRS due to poor reproducibility of original document