ERIC Number: ED230377
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Of Animals, Nature and People. [Student's Guide.] Preparing for Tomorrow's World.
Iozzi, Louis A.; And Others
Developing an awareness of the need to evolve an environmental ethic is the intent of this module, designed for the senior high school level (grades 10-11). The module is divided into two sections. Section 1 contains a series of dilemma/discussion activities raising issues regarding human behavior toward animals and the natural environment. Dilemmas are brief stories posing a critical decision to be made by a main character. This decision revolves around conflicts between two or more moral/ethical issues (as identified by Kohlberg) presented in the situation, and it is the moral/ethical implication that provides the thrust for later student discussions. Preceding each dilemma are readings/case studies providing background information regarding issues in the dilemma. Questions are also provided to stimulate thinking about the issues and generate discussions. Section 2 contains two role-playing simulations, the first addressing issues related to appropriate use of national/state parks and "right" of inanimate objects and the second addressing issues related to use of the oceans. The module may be used as a separate unit of study, as a mini-course, or incorporated into such subject areas as science, psychology, history, philosophy, language arts, or civics. (JN)
Descriptors: Animals, Critical Thinking, Decision Making, Environmental Education, Futures (of Society), High Schools, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Moral Development, Moral Issues, Natural Resources, Physical Environment, Problem Solving, Role Playing, Science Education, Secondary School Science, Social Studies, Student Attitudes, Technology, Wildlife
SOPRIS WEST, Inc., 1120 Delaware Ave., Longmont, CO 80501 (Complete multi-media module, including student materials, $95; replacement student worksheets, $2).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton.
Authoring Institution: Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ. Center for Coastal and Environmental Studies.