ERIC Number: ED249079
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Investigating the Human Environment: Land Use.
Uno, Gordon E.; And Others
This book, designed as a 7-week instructional module for high school and community college students, uses case studies and independent investigations to emphazise the transdisciplinary nature of land use questions. In addition, the program focuses on the development of independent thought, a healthy skepticism, and problem-solving skills that lead to good decisions. The module consists of an introduction (presenting photographs which illustrate various land uses and issues) and four units. Activities and readings in the first three units examine public opinion, past and present land uses, and factors influencing land use. The last unit requires that students select and organize a land use issue for study, collect and analyze data related to their study, and present and evaluate alternatives. A list of resources, information on using the library, and information on writing a report are included in appendices. A glossary of key terms is also provided. (JN)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Decision Making, Economic Factors, Environmental Education, High Schools, Interdisciplinary Approach, Land Use, Learning Activities, Physical Environment, Public Opinion, Social Influences, Use Studies
Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, 2460 Kerper Blvd., P.O. Box 539, Dubuque, IA 52001.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Biological Sciences Curriculum Study, Boulder, CO.