ERIC Number: ED354157
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
Forest, Land, and Water: Understanding Our Natural Resources. Natural Resources Education Series.
Sunal, Dennis; And Others
This curriculum consists of a Teacher's Guide and a series of 12 instructional modules, that are centered around concepts important in the study of national resource science. The modules are designed to supplement textbooks with activities for students in primary and middle grades (K-8). The titles of the modules are: (1) Natural History of a Tree; (2) Soils and Plant Growth; (3) The Water Cycle; (4) Recipe for Tree Growth; (5) Tree Growth and the Environment; (6) Appreciation of Natural Beauty; (7) Forest Processes; (8) Growth of a Forest; (9) Interactions of Forest Plants and Animals; (10) Managing Our Forest Resources; (11) Natural Watersheds; (12) Managing Our Natural Resources. The materials are designed to address concerns with the environment and stewardship of the planet via teaching of higher order thought processes, and fostering meaningful learning. The instructional sequence uses the learning cycle approach to teaching. For each module the three phases of the learning cycle are specified: exploration phase, wherein students explore new ideas with minimal expectation of specific accomplishment; the inventing an idea phase, during which the new idea or skill is formally introduced; and the expansion phase, which provides practice and transfer situations. The following information is provided for each module: background information, objectives, three learning phases, evaluation, glossary and figures for transparencies, student handouts and concept maps. (Author/MCO)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Forest Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Alabama Univ., University.; West Virginia Univ., Morgantown.