ERIC Number: ED279521
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
The Balance of Lifekind: An Introduction to the Notion of Human Environment. Environmental Education Series 18.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Div. of Science, Technical and Environmental Education.
Based upon the notion that the study of the environment should include attempts to articulate concepts related to the natural, social and cultural dimensions of the human environment, this learning module was developed for Unesco's International Environmental Education Programme. It is intended for use at the secondary school level and contains sections written specifically for the teacher and the student. The information provided for the teacher is based on the interrelationships of 14 environmental concepts. The concepts deal with: (1) the balance of "lifekind"; (2) the human environment; (3) the global environmental system (or biosphere); (4) ecosystems; (5) human systems; (6) energy; (7) food; (8) agriculture; (9) evolution (and adaptation); (10) culture; (11) population; (12) community; (13) interactions (and feedback systems); and (14) values. A proposed network and sequence of activities are presented, along with a set of questions designed to be used in evaluation. The student section of the module elaborates on each of the 14 concepts, providing information and learning activities. Annotated bibliographies follow both the teacher and student sections of the module. (TW)
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Ecology, Environmental Education, Environmental Influences, Global Approach, Human Geography, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Science Education, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Values Clarification
Unesco Press, 7 place de Fontenoy, 75700 Paris, France.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Div. of Science, Technical and Environmental Education.