ERIC Number: ED340521
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Bay BC's: A Multidisciplinary Approach To Teaching about the Chesapeake Bay.
Slattery, Britt Eckhardt
The Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in North America, providing food and habitat for an abundance of fish and wildlife. This booklet provides lesson plans for lower elementary students introducing the Chesapeake, its inhabitants, and pollution problems, and suggesting ways that individuals can contribute to the Bay's restoration. Background material for teachers is divided into sections on fish, wildlife, and other general Bay information; information about water; and pollution and conservation issues. Each lesson plan indicates grade level, instructional objectives, materials needed, subjects, and student skills. Plans incorporate a variety of disciplines, particularly language skills. Lessons cover the watershed concept; ways in which rain reaches the Bay; plants, animals, and the Bay ecosystem; animals' adaptations to their habitat; Bay food sources; water use, conservation, and pollution; garbage and recycling; and litter from the animals' perspective. Student pages include a coloring book, activity worksheets, and instructions for making fish mobiles and bird feeders. Appendices contain a map of the Chesapeake Bay watershed and addresses of Chesapeake Bay organizations, educational resources, and environmental groups and agencies. (SV)
Descriptors: Animals, Conservation (Environment), Ecology, Environmental Education, Estuaries, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Outdoor Education, Primary Education, Waste Disposal, Wastes, Water, Water Pollution, Water Resources
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Chesapeake Bay Estuary Program, 180 Admiral Cochrane Dr., Suite 535, Annapolis, MD 21401 (free).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Fish and Wildlife Service (Dept. of Interior), Annapolis, MD.; National Aquarium in Baltimore, MD. Dept. of Education and Interpretation.