ERIC Number: ED157836
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Indian River County Environmental Education Instructional Guide. Social Studies, Eighth Grade.
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.
The teaching guide presents social studies activities for eighth graders to learn about environmental concepts, problems, and responsibilities. Part of a series for teachers, students, and community members, it is based on the Indian River County environment in Florida. The introduction identifies the county's natural resources, wildlife, and issues of environmental concern. The activities are based on concepts emphasizing the interdependence of all living things and the effects of population growth upon the environment. Some of the activities focus on local problems of Indian River County. For example, students consider the territorial needs of endangered species and examine ways in which modern society changes or destroys their habitats. Other activities involve identifying material goods for which settlers moved west, discovering differences in American Indians' and white settlers' use of natural resources, and exploring causes of wars between nations. Students also discuss pollution caused by industrial waste and population density. Appendices contain outline maps of the United States and Europe to be used in making transparencies for some of the activities. (AV)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Concept Teaching, Conservation (Environment), Ecology, Environment, Environmental Education, Grade 8, Land Use, Learning Activities, Natural Resources, Pollution, Population Trends, Secondary Education, Social Problems, Social Studies, Teaching Guides
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