ERIC Number: ED160283
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Nov-13
The Cemetery: An Outdoor Education Unit.
Matthews, Bruce; Smith, Joseph
Utilizing the local cemetery as a resource for the study of local history, this outdoor education resource packet is multidisciplinary and is designed to be adapted to different age and class groups. The resource materials presented in this packet include the following: suggestions for pre-trip activities (social studies and history discussions, language arts and vocabulary development, science and decomposition discussion, health and burial requirements, art and stone sculpture, mathematics and birth and death figures); an outline describing activity orientation procedures (definition of a cemetery, discussion of what information can be found there, orientation to the use of a survey form for recording inscriptions, dates, etc., and discussion of rubbing procedures); the actual cemetery lesson (presented in outline form, this includes sections on arrival and instructions, the survey, and rubbing); a sample survey form; a sample tally sheet designed to tally the survey forms and thus identify community historical patterns (nationality, sex, marriage, death and birth dates, age at death, cause of death, veteran, occupation, and type of stone in tombstone); suggestions for post-trip lesson activities (activities derived from examining the tally sheet and activities in social studies, mathematics, language arts, science, and art); and teacher tips and time distribution suggestions. (JC)
Descriptors: Activities, Art, Community Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Arts, Lesson Plans, Local History, Mathematics, Outdoor Education, Resource Materials, Sciences, Social Studies, Surveys
Cortland-Madison B.O.C.E.S. Outdoor-Environmental Ed. Program, McEvoy Educational Center, Cortland, New York 13045 ($1.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cortland-Madison Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Cortland, NY.