ERIC Number: ED373999
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Happy 50th Birthday Smokey Bear! A Learning Kit about Forests and Fire Safety for Grades K-3.
For over 50 years, the primary goal of Smokey Bear has been to introduce the forest fire prevention message to young children. This learning kit provides the K-3 teacher with activities and resources to help students learn about Smokey Bear and fire safety, about forests as habitats, and about what they can do to protect forests. Students are involved in six whole group and five individual activities that include stories to act out, a game, and things to make and do. Each activity contains objectives, activity summary, grade level, materials, instructions, and teacher reproducible worksheets. Teacher background materials include information on Smokey Bear's story, forest fire, the forest as habitat, protecting habitats, and a list of 14 additional resources. A poster and puzzle accompany the learning kit. (LZ)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Conservation (Environment), Elementary School Curriculum, Environmental Education, Fire Protection, Habitats, Individual Activities, Learning Activities, Primary Education, Resource Units, Wildlife
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, 201 14th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20250.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Forest Service (USDA), Washington, DC.; Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.