ERIC Number: ED257715
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
Environmental Sense Box: A Strategy for Helping Elementary School Students Understand Abstract Environments through Concrete Learning Activities.
Sesow, F. Wm.
This paper suggests a technique for the development, collection, and organization of materials that will aid learning through the use of the senses by building an environmental sense box. England is used as an example of a place that provides many sensory experiences which can be duplicated in such a box. The box can be made from a cardboard storage carton decorated with cutouts of the place to be studied. The contents of the box should include items which help students experience the place, such as photographs of a variety of people found in the country as well as natural and man-made features; tape recordings of street sounds, spoken language, radio and television programs, music, and environmental sounds; items such as cloth, which can be touched; things with a characteristic smell; and foods. (IS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Great Lakes Regional Conference of the National Council for the Social Studies (Cedar Rapids, IA, March 29, 1985).