ERIC Number: ED256557
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
The Danger of Poison. Level 3 = El Veneno es Peligroso. [Nivel 3.]
Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.
Developed especially for migrant children, this field-tested curriculum teaches the benefits and hazards of pesticides to early intermediate grade 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 3 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 reading/writing/discussing stories related to safe pesticide use, and completing the skills activity sheets included in the guide. The 56 reading skills and 11 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 vowel sounds to paragraph comprehension. Math skills include 3-digit addition and basic multiplication. (JHZ)
Descriptors: Bilingual Instructional Materials, Content Area Reading, Curriculum Guides, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Science, Environmental Influences, Hazardous Materials, Health Activities, Health Education, Intermediate Grades, Language Arts, Lesson Plans, Migrant Children, Migrant Education, Parent Materials, Pesticides, Poisoning, 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.