ERIC Number: ED206418
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Sandburg Environmental Education Student Handbook.
Freeport School District 145, IL.
Lesson plans for 21 activities in environmental studies are included in this student handbook, a companion to the Sandburg Environmental Education (SEE) program teacher handbook. The program emphasizes the integration of environmental studies in the existing curriculum; accordingly, the handbook provides five lessons with environmental emphasis for art, four for social studies, one on litter analysis, five for math, four for language arts, and two for science. Plans include objectives of the activity, materials needed, instructions (to student and/or teacher), worksheets for some activities, and evaluation suggestions for some. Most activities are carried out on or near the school site, with follow-up activities in the classroom. Many activities are interdisciplinary in nature; a social studies activity, for example, titled "Seeds, A Chain of Life" includes collecting, categorizing, measuring, and drawing seeds as well as descriptive and narrative writing about seeds. Math activities include estimating distances in standard and metric units and using a compass to map small areas. Language arts activities focus on careful observation and description of the environment. Suggested science activities are study of plant succession and estimation of insect populations. (JH)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Enrichment, Elementary Education, Elementary School Curriculum, Elementary School Mathematics, Environmental Education, Instructional Materials, Integrated Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Outdoor Activities, Outdoor Education, Science Activities, Social Studies, Teacher Developed Materials
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Freeport School District 145, IL.
Note: For a related document, see RC 011 554.