ERIC Number: ED178231
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Outdoor Education--Fifth Grade.
Harris, Jean, Comp.; And Others
Learning activities; lesson plans, and various resource materials are contained in this guide for the fifth grade outdoor education program in the Dixon Public Schools, Dixon, Illinois. Well over 100 activities are suggested, and many of these are described in detail. Although some information is specific to the Dixon program, which has access to a large camp with wilderness areas, most activities can be adapted to any outdoor environment. Activities for the classroom and the outdoors are organized under the following subject areas: mathematics, social studies, language arts, natural sciences, reading, and the arts; winter outdoor activities are also listed. The section on the natural sciences lists 22 activities including study of local geology, exploration of streams and ponds, and observation and prediction of weather. In addition to lesson plans, student worksheets, and quizzes, a wide variety of background information is provided on plant and animal identification, regional geological history including glaciation, and rock and fossil identification. Math activities use the environment to learn measuring and estimating distances, quantities, and velocity; both metric and standard units are used, and charts and other information for metric conversion are included. (JH)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Science, Environmental Education, Experiential Learning, Grade 5, Intermediate Grades, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Outdoor Education, Social Studies, Units of Study, Worksheets
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Dixon Public Schools, NJ.