ERIC Number: ED176910
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Teacher's Guide to Outdoor Education Grades K-6.
Kemp, Peter, Comp.; Nemmers, Larry, Comp.
This teacher's guide for planning the elementary outdoor education curriculum focuses primarily, though not exclusively, on activities for sixth graders who participate in a three-day resident program at Camp Edwards. Over 150 activities are organized under the subject areas of natural science, language arts, social studies, mathematics, and music; ten topics under natural science include plant and animal study, geology, astronomy, winter survival, marshland ecology and water study, and contour map reading. Subject matter areas are generally integrated into natural science activities and treated as tools for study and reporting of experiences in the natural sciences. Each area of study contains--in addition to a wide variety of learning activities--a statement of major objectives, background information for the teacher, discovery questions for students, and activities to help assess the results of the camping experiences. Pre-camp, in-camp, and post-camp learning activities are described, many in detail. The mathematics section, for example, gives complete instructions for five methods of measuring the height of a tree and complete plans for constructing a clinometer, a trundle wheel, a sighting level, and a surveyor's level. An appendix contains student worksheets and a bibliography of 32 entries in outdoor education. (JH)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Science, Environmental Education, Experiential Learning, Health Education, Instructional Materials, Integrated Activities, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Music Activities, Natural Sciences, Outdoor Education, Physical Education, Resident Camp Programs, Social Studies, Units of Study, Worksheets
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Elgin School District 46, IL.