ERIC Number: ED224709
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Living Lightly in the City. An Environmental Education Curriculum for Grades 4, 5, and 6.
O'Conner, Maura; McGlauflin, Kathy
This curriculum provides grade 4-6 urban children with hands-on activities that will build their understanding of and concern for their environment. The urban environment is viewed, not as a negative, non-wilderness place; but as a place where people can learn to have an influence on their surroundings. The curriculum consists of 11 units written around such broad concepts as transportation, urban sprawl, water and water consumption, ecology, recycling, water quality, natural resources, economics, and others. Within each unit are activities designed to be infused into the standard subject areas. This interdisciplinary approach provides activities which "environmentalize" concepts already taught in the upper elementary curriculum. Activities are designed to be used in the classroom, on school grounds, and in the immediate urban environment. The approach is hands-on and the focus is on the student's relationship to the earth. Each unit consists of an introductory sheet highlighting unit topics/activities, list of concepts fostered, ways to introduce the unit, student activities, and student activity sheets. Objectives, materials needed, time required, and instructional strategies are provided for each activity. (Author/JN)
Descriptors: Ecology, Energy, Environmental Education, Environmental Influences, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intermediate Grades, Land Use, Learning Activities, Natural Resources, Recycling, Transportation, Urban Environment, Water, Water Quality
Schlitz Audubon Center, 1111 E. Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee, WI 53217 ($10.00 plus $2.50 tax, postage, and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Schlitz Audubon Center, Milwaukee, WI.
Note: Project financed by the Edward A. Uhrig Foundation, Rexnord Foundation, Inc., Milwaukee Foundation, Friends of the Schlitz Audubon Center, and Mr. and Mrs. Webster Woodmansee.