ERIC Number: ED309986
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Discover Wetlands. A Curriculum Guide.
Teaching about wetlands fits well into curriculum goals for science, social studies, environmental education, and even English/language arts. Given their numerous ecological values, the history of their losses and the fact that they are a current, often controversial environmental issue, wetlands provide an ideal topic for a variety of disciplines--separate or, ideally, integrated into a comprehensive, interdisciplinary unit. This curriculum guide was developed to provide educators in Washington State with teaching materials on wetlands. It is a collection of information and activities, compiled from a variety of sources, that focuses on wetlands in Washington State: what and where they are, why they are valuable, and how human actions have affected them. While the target age level is grades 4-8, some of the activities have application to a variety of audiences. The guide includes background information for teachers; 15 activities for exploration, problem-solving and creativity; reproducible graphics and activity sheets; and appendixes that offer educational resources; curriculum guidelines; sequencing options; and a list of agencies and private organizations. (CW)
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Instructional Materials, Middle Schools, Science Activities, Science Education, Secondary School Science, Water Quality, Water Resources
Washington State Dept. of Ecology, Publications Office, Mail Stop PS-11, Olympia, WA 98504 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (DOC), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Washington State Dept. of Ecology, Olympia.