ERIC Number: ED176909
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Wondering Outdoors. Adventures and Experiences in Earth's Oldest Classroom.
Lathrop, David M.; And Others
An aid for planning outdoor education for elementary and high school students in the Freeport Public Schools, Freeport, Illinois, this guide is designed to help teachers expand the existing curriculum by integrating outdoor activities in all areas of study. Activities for grades K-6 are organized by location (school ground, neighborhood, community, and educational and recreational facilities beyond the community); activities for grades 7-12 are organized by subject area (art, social studies, language arts, health and physical education, home economics, mathematics, science, and drama and music). The suggested activities are diverse; traditional as well as non-traditional activities are listed. At the kindergarten level suggestions include a walk on the school grounds to gather leaves, a neighborhood walk to practice pedestrian safety rules, and a visit to a construction site. At the seventh grade level suggestions include art projects using natural materials, study of local history and Indian relics, writing skits for campfire entertainment, and constructing a regional map. A separate section lists study units such as geology, weather, and local history and the outdoor activities appropriate to the unit. The guide includes an enumeration of the goals of the outdoor education program and the methods used in program evaluation. (JH)
Descriptors: Art, Community Resources, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Enrichment, Curriculum Guides, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Experiential Learning, Integrated Curriculum, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Mathematics, Outdoor Education, Program Evaluation, Social Studies, Units of Study
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Freeport School District 145, IL.