ERIC Number: ED256555
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
The Danger of Poison. Level 1 = El Veneno es Peligroso. [Nivel 1.]
Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.
Developed especially for migrant children, this field-tested curriculum teaches the benefits and hazards of pesticides to early primary children. Materials are prepared in Spanish and English versions and can be used as a separate science/health unit on pesticides or integrated into the regular math and reading curriculum. Topics include benefits of pesticides, packaging and warning labels, application methods for fields and homes, specific hazards such as pesticide storage areas and contaminated irrigation water, and steps to take in case of pesticide contamination. The Level 1 Unit gives background information for teachers, a detailed course for instructing children, 15 visuals, 4 true-false tests, and an illustrated pamphlet for parents. The unit is organized under 16 pesticide concepts with teaching materials, activities, and reading and math skills outlined for each concept. Activities include comparing healthy and unhealthy produce, counting and grouping seeds, and completing the skills activity sheets included in the guide. The 48 reading and 16 math skills covered in the unit are taken from and cross-referenced to the National Migrant Education Program of Reading and Math Skills. Reading skills range from color/shape/letter recognition to paragraph comprehension. Math skills include counting and basic knowledge of coins, clocks, and graphs. (JHZ)
Descriptors: Bilingual Instructional Materials, Content Area Reading, Curriculum Guides, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Science, Environmental Influences, Hazardous Materials, Health Activities, Health Education, Language Arts, Lesson Plans, Migrant Children, Migrant Education, Parent Materials, Pesticides, Poisoning, Primary Education, Safety Education, Science Activities, Units of Study
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC. Migrant Education Programs.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.