ERIC Number: ED165976
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
101 Environmental Education Activities. Booklet 5--Science & Social Studies (Interdisciplinary) Activities.
Whitney, Helen, Comp.
Forestry is the main focus of this fifth booklet in the series "101 Environmental Education Activities" by the Upper Mississippi River ECO-Center. Designed for students in the intermediate grades and junior high school, the booklet contains 9 science and social studies activities and 5 interdisciplinary activities. Most activity descriptions include the objectives, preparation, description, evaluation, materials, follow-up, re-plans, and reference sources when appropriate for the activities. Eight science and social studies activities are directed to the study of forests: the kinds and location; the national forests and parks system; fire causes, prevention, and fighting; tree identification; growth and uses; forest products and the lumber industry; wildlife; and tree ring time lines and the relation to the weather. There is also an activity which examines the relationship of the farm to the area economy. The 5 interdisciplinary activities include 4 field trips or hikes, 1 of which teaches the historical and resource value of cemeteries. These activities are designed to increase the students' powers of observation, sensory awareness* sense of aesthetics, and writing ability. (SB)
Descriptors: Curriculum Enrichment, Curriculum Guides, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Evaluation Criteria, Experiential Learning, Field Trips, Forestry, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intermediate Grades, Outdoor Education, Plant Identification, Science Activities, Science Instruction, Sensory Experience, Social Studies, Writing (Composition)
Upper Mississippi River ECO-Center, Thomson, Illinois 61285 ($1.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Upper Mississippi River ECO-Center, Thomson, IL.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III