ERIC Number: ED371969
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Sustainable Development, Grades 5 to 8: Caring for the World. Curriculum Support for Social Studies and Science Teachers.
Manitoba Dept. of Education and Training, Winnipeg. Curriculum Services Branch.
This curriculum support package is intended to assist grades 5-8 teachers in Manitoba to start the process of integrating and implementing sustainable development in science and social studies courses. Containing four sections, the first section briefly outlines the origins of sustainable development, how it evolved, why it should be taught, what it is, and how it is defined. Sustainable development is defined as a set of attitudes and values that need to be incorporated into daily life, meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It is a local decision-making process that integrates and balances the economic, societal, and environmental factors in a global context. Sustainable development decision-making understands that global thinking impacts local actions and local actions impact global well-being. The second section suggests the units and topics in social studies and science courses where sustainable development may be introduced and integrated. The third section is made up of three parts: (1) part 1 outlines an introductory strategy on sustainable development for teachers and students at the grades 5-8 level; (2) part 2 suggests several teaching and learning strategies that are curriculum and grade specific; and (3) part 3 describes a concluding participatory hands on strategy for teachers and students at the grades 5-8 level. The fourth section outlines an annotated sustainable development resource list. (OK)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Manitoba Dept. of Education and Training, Winnipeg. Curriculum Services Branch.
Identifiers - Location: Canada