ERIC Number: ED183321
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Ecology for City Kids.
Fielder, Erica; Shaffer, Carolyn
This scrapbook provides junior high school teachers with tested activities and ideas that bring ecology to urban students without going far away (just around the block), without taking long hours to prepare, and without spending precious budget money. Awareness of the richly varied, pleasant and not-so-pleasant sights, sounds, and textures of the city is fostered through games and make-believe (Who eats who in the food chain? What does it feel like to be a tree? What if all the cars went away?); adventures exploring new territory (making crayon rubbings of everything from leaves to man-hole covers); discovering wild things (banana slug trails on concrete street embankments or spider webs on brick buildings); and becoming private "eyes" and public investigators (by participating in treasure hunts and conducting "man-on-the-street" interviews). Worksheets, all of which can be duplicated, involve students in an interdisciplinary approach to learning and give structure and focus to the learning experience. The activities can be conducted in any order and, for the most part, in any city neighborhood. (NEC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: San Francisco Foundation, CA.
Authoring Institution: San Francisco Ecology Center, CA.