ERIC Number: ED378033
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Seed to Seedling: A California Native Oak Curriculum for Kindergarten through Sixth Grade Children.
de Mayolo, Kay Antunez
This activity guide provides children in grades kindergarten through six with hands-on learning experiences while they nurture an acorn into a young oak tree. Each of 10 activities and numerous extensions help students gain awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the important role oaks play in the natural and cultural history associated with the California landscape. The activities build on themes, concepts, and learning processes outlined in school district and state-adopted curriculum frameworks. Curriculum connections are made with science, social studies, language arts, mathematics, and the arts. In addition, the skills of learning, such as being able to make observations, comparisons, and inferences, and to organize, relate, apply, and communicate information are built into each activity. The guide contains an introduction with suggestions for implementing the project, a checklist of materials needed, and recommended assessment method. Each of 10 activities contains objectives, methods, curriculum materials, background information, activity procedures, follow-up activities, evaluation methods, references, and worksheets. Three appendices contain suggestions for: (1) encouraging student observation and information gathering; (2) planning a tree-planting ceremony; and (3) agency, organization, and additional materials resources (25 entries). (LZ)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Sacramento Tree Foundation, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California