ERIC Number: ED377046
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Counting on People: Elementary Population and Environmental Activities.
Wasserman, Pamela; Scullard, Anne
This activity book serves as a primer on population dynamics and environmental impacts. It is designed to show young students their connections to other people, all living things, and the environment that surrounds them. While the kit is designed for use with students in grades 1-6, many of the activities are more appropriate for upper elementary students in grades 4-6. The book may be used as an entire curriculum or to select individual activities which fit curriculum priorities and teaching style. All of the activities are interdisciplinary, especially combining science, social studies, and math. Activity formats include games, simulations and role playing, lab studies, problem-solving challenges, cooperative learning activities, riddles, story analysis, library research, guided imagery, community service, and art projects. Each chapter begins with a teacher's introduction followed by a poem, song lyrics or excerpts from popular stories. All of the 41 activities outline the concept covered, student objectives, subject areas, skills used, materials needed, activity procedure, discussion questions, and follow-up ideas. A number of the activities contain teacher reproducible student worksheet masters. A concluding chapter includes word games which reinforce the concepts and vocabulary found in the activities. (LZ)
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Educational Games, Elementary Education, Elementary School Curriculum, Environment, Environmental Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Population Education, Problem Solving, Teaching Guides
Zero Population Growth, Inc., 1400 16th Street, N.W., Suite 320, Washington, DC 20036.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Zero Population Growth, Inc., Washington, DC.