ERIC Number: ED256556
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
The Danger of Poison. Level 2 = El Veneno es Peligroso. [Nivel 2.]
Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.
Developed especially for migrant children, this field-tested curriculum teaches the benefits and hazards of pesticides to primary students. 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 2 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 discussing stories related to pesticide concepts and completing the skills activity sheets included in the guide. The 42 reading and 26 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 comparing/contrasting letters and pictures to identifying antonyms and synonyms. Math skills cover numeral identification, addition/subtraction, clocks, and coins. (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, Reading Skills, Safety Education, Science Activities, Teaching Guides, 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.