ERIC Number: ED355077
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
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Teaching Kids To Love the Earth. Sharing a Sense of Wonder...186 Outdoor Activities for Parents and Other Teachers.
Herman, Marina Lachecki; And Others
This book was developed to teach children about nature by encouraging their curiosity about the natural world through outdoor activities. The book describes 186 learning activities that encourage children to experience and appreciate the earth. The learning activities are arranged and presented in theme sections to illustrate "the Sense of Wonder Circle," a notion that feelings about nature are more important than knowledge of it for teaching and learning. Theme sections include curiosity, exploration, discovery, sharing, and passion. Each of the 17 chapters contains a story to illustrate the main learning activity. Descriptions of learning activities include the purpose and rationale of the activity; the appropriate age and number of children for the activity; the setting; needed materials; and suggestions for carrying out the learning activity. Also included in each chapter are sections entitled "Did You Know,""Resources," and "Other Ideas" that provide additional resources and ideas for planning learning activities. (LP)
Descriptors: Conservation Education, Conservation (Environment), Curiosity, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Experiential Learning, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Outdoor Activities, Outdoor Education, Preschool Education
Pfeifer-Hamilton Publishers, 210 W. Michigan, Duluth, MN 55802-1908 ($14.95; 10 ore more copies, $13.46 each).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Teachers; Practitioners
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