ERIC Number: ED194349
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Strategies and Activities for Using Local Communities as Environmental Education Sites.
Roth, Charles E.; Lockwood, Linda G.
Presented are over 100 environmental education activities which use the local community for a learning site and resource. These lessons are grouped under seven topical headings: (1) biological neighbors, (2) physical environs, (3) built environs, (4) social environs, (5) understanding ourselves, (6) influencing change, and (7) improvement and restoration projects. Lesson plans include purpose, materials needed, procedure, additional notes, and references. Among the learning strategies employed are field trips, community inventories, simulations, values clarification activities, and community action projects. Intended for 9 through 18-year-olds, these activities have been compiled from currently available materials and are appropriate for use in both formal and non-formal educational programs. Appendices include listings of reference materials and sources of community information. (WB)
Descriptors: Community Problems, Community Study, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Natural Resources, Nonformal Education, Outdoor Education, Resource Materials, Science Education, Science Instruction, Social Studies
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education, Columbus, OH.