ERIC Number: ED309079
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Waste: A Hidden Resource.
Keep America Beautiful, Inc., New York, NY.
Corporations, government agencies, communities, and individuals are involved in waste management. Education about waste--where it comes from, how we dispose of it, and management alternatives--is needed. This document provides a series of educational resources which deal with these issues. Using these factsheets, lesson plans, lists of sources for more detailed information, simulations, and games create new levels of awareness, knowledge, and skill. The guide, developed by experts in education and waste management, enriches traditional classroom subjects while focusing on waste issues. These materials encourage investigation, analysis, and decisionmaking about our consumption of resources and management of wastes. The 31 activities included are organized into four groups: (1)"Overview of Solid Waste"; (2) "Hazardous Wastes"; (3) "Municipal Wastes"; and (4) "Simulation: Crises in Center City." Each activity includes a concept, objectives, background information, procedures, lists of materials and key vocabulary, extension activities, and evaluation questions. Many contain reproducible sheets for students. Also included are three games, a glossary of terms related to waste disposal, and a list of 36 references. (CW)
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Educational Games, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Instructional Materials, Middle Schools, Natural Resources, Science Education, Secondary School Science, Solid Wastes, Teaching Methods, Waste Disposal
Keep America Beautiful, Inc., Mill River Plaza, 9 West Broad Street, Stamford, CT 06902 ($50.00 plus $5.50 shipping and handling; compatible Apple software $20.00 plus $2.50 shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Keep America Beautiful, Inc., New York, NY.