ERIC Number: ED223452
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Human Succession. Learning Activities for Environmental Education.
Canipe, Stephen L.
Materials contained in this activity package are designed to provide teachers with a method of approaching a complex environmental question. That question centers on the return to the "good life" of the country. The two activities in the package provide a different view of this question than the most commonly accepted one. The first activity ("Human Succession: The Utterly Dismal Theory") focuses on American Indian culture as related to the theory which states that while people dominate at this moment in time, they are altering their environment and, at some future point, will become extinct, giving way to dominance by another organism. The second activity ("Primitive Cultures: A Return to the Good Life?") focuses on the relationships between primitive cultures and their environments. There are no right or wrong ways to approach the issues considered in the activities since there are different points of view. The procedure for using the activities is simple, involving use of values clarification strategies. Behavioral objectives, general activities, values clarification strategies, and a list of resource materials are provided for each activity. In addition, a list of suggested study/discussion questions and related activities are provided in an appendix for the first activity only. (Author/JN)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Duke Power Company, Educational Services Dept., Charlotte, NC.