ERIC Number: ED215926
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Coming to Our Senses: An Environmental Approach to Teaching at the Elementary Level. Second Edition.
Bock, Judith; And Others
This booklet contains activities and teaching suggestions that will help elementary students become aware of their environment. It will help teachers foster among their pupils an understanding of their place in nature, a sense of wonder, a reverence for life, thoughtful use of resources, and the realization that the earth is a home to be shared. There are four parts to the booklet. Part I deals with "The Child's Sensory Awareness." Activities involve students in looking, listening, touching, tasting, and smelling. "The Child as a Part of Nature" is the topic of Part II. Activities help students understand their basic needs--air, water, food, shelter, and interdependence. Discovery projects in the classroom involve students in maintaining an aquarium, growing plants, and observing the behavior of animals. Students are also involved in field trips to weather stations, filtration plants, supermarkets, and animal shelters. Part III treats "The Child as a User." Children discuss topics such as bicycles, clothing, and soft drinks and visit museums, a public library, and a newspaper publishing company. "The Child in the Community" is the topic of Part IV. Students are involved in discussions about sharing in the family and home, at school, in the neighborhood, in their country, and in the world. The last quarter of the booklet contains a film list, a teacher's resource list, and a children's reading list. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Childhood Needs, Consumer Economics, Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Learning Activities, Sensory Experience, Tactual Perception, Visual Perception
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Centre for Environmental Education, Montreal (Quebec).