ERIC Number: ED281606
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
The Topic Is Sandy Hook: A Program for Gifted and Talented Students at Sandy Hook.
"The Topic Is Sandy Hook" is an experiential 10-week program designed to provide special opportunities and educational experiences for 6th to 10th grade gifted and talented students. Sandy Hook, a natural resource in Monmouth County, New Jersey, is unique in its physical and historical features and provides an exceptionally rich environment in which students can explore and develop learning experiences related to energy, history, environment, engineering, marine science, aesthetics, and natural history. The guiding principle behind this program is discovery through varied activities, with each student having new and different learning experiences. Designed for teachers and students involved in the program, this guidebook includes information on criteria for selecting students, supervision, grading, transportation, emergency plans, equipment and clothing, weather, and first aid. For each unit in the program, informational and instructional materials for the students are presented, along with quizzes, follow-up suggestions, and homework assignments. The units are: (1) Diving into Marine Science; (2) Meeting Marine Life; (3) Marshes--The Most Productive Places in the World; (4) Down to the Sea in Ships; (5) Barrier Beach Botany; (6) Water and Waves; (7) The Moving Beach; (8) The Battle of Sandy Hook; and (9) S.O.S.--Save Our Shoreline. A variety of optional activities are also included. (EJV)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Brookdale Community Coll., Lincroft, NJ.
Note: Developed by the Monmouth County Gifted and Talented Program Coordinating Council, Monmouth County School Districts, and the Monmouth County Office of Education.