ERIC Number: ED210171
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Water: A Vital Resource. Environmental Education Supplementary Instructional Guide. Sixth Grade Level.
Young, Donald B.; And Others
Water related activities for sixth-grade students are presented as one possible way to incorporate environmental education into the existing curriculum of Hawaii schools. Designed as an interdisciplinary approach, the activities integrate numerous thematic and subject areas to teach that fresh water is a limited but vital natural resource. Topics include water in nature, use and control, distribution, purification, issues, and alternatives and consequences. Lessons are self-explanatory, allowing for independent student work. They involve a wide range of activities including experimentation, creative writing, interviewing, oral reports, field trips, art work, map work, research, and simulations. Each of the seven sections contains a list of instructional goals, objectives with an indication of subject area taught, performance expectations, essential competencies, and section objectives as well as the activities and teacher digest of the activity. A summary chart for the sections indicate the subject areas, teaching approach, resources, and time requirements for each lesson. (DC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hawaii State Dept. of Education, Honolulu. Office of Instructional Services.