ERIC Number: ED277551
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Educational Module on Environmental Problems in Cities. Environmental Educational Series 4.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Div. of Science, Technical and Vocational Education.
The International Environmental Education Programme (IEEP) of UNESCO has determined that the enhancement of the quality of the built environment is a basic priority for future environmental action, particularly in Europe and North America. This experimental teaching module applies specifically to those two continents, and is intended for use by elementary and secondary school teachers in clarifying certain essential scientific concepts while discussing the environmental problems of cities. The document provides some overall guidelines for teachers, along with a glossary of terms and a bibliography. The major portion of the manual consists of information and teaching activities which deal with: (1) people and the city; (2) growth patterns and land use; (3) transportation; (4) urban climate (including air quality); (5) water quality; (6) urban solid wastes; (7) city noise problems; (8) nature in the city; and (9) energy. For each of the above sections the teacher is provided with background information and a list of concepts to be taught. Several activities then follow, and for each of them the appropriate grade level is identified, along with the emphasis of the activity, amount of time required, materials needed, objectives, and procedures. Each section ends with a suggested objective test and the answers. (TW)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Energy Education, Environmental Education, Land Use, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Pollution, Population Education, Science Activities, Science Education, Science Instruction, Social Studies, Transportation, Urban Environment, Urban Problems, Water Pollution
UNESCO, Documentation and Information Centre, Sector of Education, 7 place de Fontenoy, Paris 75700, France.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Div. of Science, Technical and Vocational Education.
Note: For other publications in this series, see SE 047 645-652.