ERIC Number: ED356965
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Actions Speak! (Louder than Words). The Social and Environmental Impact of Solid Waste.
Peters, Thomas T.; Wissmann, Janet L.
This curriculum guide is designed to help teachers in the middle grades facilitate student understanding of the social and environmental implications and limitations of technological development. The nine activities offer students opportunities to explore social issues arising from the science and technology of the production and management of solid waste. A teacher introduction presents the four components to this solid waste curriculum cited as generally recognized for exploring a science/technology/society (STS) issue: (1) the problem; (2) knowledge; (3) thought; and (4) action. Within this section the art of discussion, informed conversation, reflective conversation, and rules of etiquette for classroom discussions is presented. A section containing a review and teacher exercise for how to analyze STS issues for points of view includes the concept of "circle of concern," cited as a valuable visual aid for stimulating students' thought and discussion beyond their own concerns. The appendices offer additional information on thought-promoting techniques, a reference list, order forms, and an evaluation form. (MCO)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Concept Mapping, Consumer Education, Cooperative Learning, Curriculum Guides, Environmental Education, Evaluation Criteria, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Recycling, Science and Society, Science Education, Solid Wastes, Teaching Methods, Technology, Units of Study, Values, Waste Disposal
Illinois Department of Energy and Natural Resources, Information Clearinghouse, 325 W. Adams Street, Room 300, Springfield, IL 62704-1892.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Illinois State Dept. of Energy and Natural Resources, Springfield.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Springfield. Center for Solid Waste Management and Research, Springfield.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois