ERIC Number: ED236086
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Environmental Education: A Sourcebook for Primary Education.
Curriculum Development Centre, Canberra (Australia).
Arranged in four sections, the book offers practical techniques for introducing environmental education at the primary level. The first section, on planning, outlines a conceptual framework for environmental education, describes how the staff at one primary school developed a K-7 curriculum, examines an in-service course on environmental science for K-2 teachers and students, discusses an environment week festival, presents environmental guidelines for schools, and suggests ways to develop school grounds for environmental education. The second section focuses on language arts and discusses the relationship between language development and environmental education. Other topics include environmental awareness in contemporary Australian children's books, drama as a means for developing environmental awareness, a curriculum offering about a hypothetical township entitled "Walmit Divided," and the use of videotaped environmental conflict simulations as a teaching tool. Section 3 focuses on the outdoors as a medium for environmental education and describes techniques for heightening student's awareness of their surroundings through the Pilot Environmental Education Project, the Primary Environmental Education Project, and the Urban Field Study Centre. The final section describes a third grade environmental education curriculum and suggests ideas for using community gardening and animals in environmental education activities. (LH)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Course Organization, Curriculum Development, Dramatic Play, Educational Planning, Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Integrated Curriculum, Junior High Schools, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Outdoor Education, Program Descriptions, School Community Relationship, School Policy, Teaching Methods, Urban Environment
Curriculum Development Centre, P.O. Box 52, Dickson A.C.T. 2602, Australia ($19.75).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Curriculum Development Centre, Canberra (Australia).