ERIC Number: ED174407
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Ecology and Human Values: A Course of Study. (Working Draft).
Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
This interdisciplinary course is designed for senior year high school students in social studies and/or science. Its main thrust is the investigation of human values as they relate to the environment, although rooted in the natural sciences as a means of understanding the complexities inherent in the environment. Use is made of the case study approach to environmental issues (controversial questions) together with participatory research in the community. Multi-text, small group instruction, individual projects, and simulation techniques are also incorporated to develop an understanding and a corresponding value and behavior change in the inter-relationship of man to his biophysical and sociocultural environment. The course is subdivided into seven sections: (1) An Introduction to Crises; (2) Ecology; (3) The Nature of Man; (4) Science-Technology; (5) Concerns Caused by Science-Technology; (6) Population; and (7) The Role of the Scientist, Citizen, Industrialist, and Administrator in Ecology. Each unit indicates the subtopics to be covered, objectives, generalizations, methodology, culminating activities, evaluation, resources, and supplementary information where appropriate. (Author/BL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Note: For related document, see ED 055 864 ; Document prepared through the Dissemination Project