ERIC Number: ED377052
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Trees, Students, Local Government: A Partnership for a Beautiful Community. A Secondary Education Curriculum.
Sacramento Tree Foundation, CA.
This curriculum was written for youth organizations and secondary students in the County of Sacramento, California to develop their ability to: (1) recognize and evaluate how decisions are made about land use; (2) understand the roles of elected officials, property owners, citizens, and local governmental departments and agencies; (3) understand the ingredients of effective advocacy on a local issue affecting their community; (4) recognize the beneficial roles trees play in the urban environment; and (5) participate in a local decision to improve their immediate environment by the planting of trees. Activities are divided into three sections that cover the topics of: (1) becoming informed; (2) becoming organized; and (3) taking action. Each activity contains sections detailing objectives, methods (with references to provided worksheets), materials, background, and enrichment activities. Student progress is evaluated using a worksheet tracking sheet. The curriculum guide contains 24 references, a list of 34 resources, and a 66-word glossary. (LZ)
Descriptors: Activism, Conservation (Environment), Environmental Education, Evaluation Methods, Forestry, Land Use, Learning Activities, Local Government, Plants (Botany), Secondary Education, Trees, Urban Areas, Worksheets
Sacramento Tree Foundation, 201 Lathrop Way, Suite F, Sacramento, CA 95815 ($10).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Sacramento Tree Foundation, CA.