ERIC Number: ED344425
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Life Support Systems. Environment Booklet 1. Teacher's Edition=Sistemas vitales. Libro del medio ambiente 1. Manual para El Maestro.
California State Univ., Los Angeles. National Dissemination and Assessment Center.; California State Polytechnic Univ., Pomona. National Multilingual Multicultural Materials Development Center.
The booklet is part of a grade 10-12 social studies series produced for bilingual education. The series consists of six major thematic modules, with four to five booklets in each. The interdisciplinary modules are based on major ideas and designed to help students understand some major human problems and make sound, responsive decisions to improve their own and others' lives in the global society. Students are taught to: (1) comprehend and analyze the issue and synthesize their understanding of it; (2) effectively interpret the topic and clarify their values; and (3) participate in activities stressing development of critical reading and expository writing skills and use and interpretation of illustrations, graphs, and charts. Each booklet is published with Spanish and English on facing pages. A "student edition" (not included here) and the "teacher's edition" are identical, except for occasional marginal notes in the latter. This booklet begins with an introduction to ecology and continues with the theme of life support systems. Three case studies address: a forest ecosystem as described by a giant sequoia tree; interdependence of humans and marine environment in a fishing village; and the delicate natural balance of a desert ecosystem and conflict in values between two cultures. A glossary and lists of resource materials are included. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California State Univ., Los Angeles. National Dissemination and Assessment Center.; California State Polytechnic Univ., Pomona. National Multilingual Multicultural Materials Development Center.