ERIC Number: ED378056
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Pathways to a Sustainable Future: A Curriculum Guide for Maine Schools Exploring Waste Management Issues.
Chewonki Foundation, Wiscasset, ME.
This action guide is designed to help students and teachers become aware of the concepts and issues of waste management, and to motivate them to action in the classroom, school, home, and community. The guide emphasizes interdisciplinary activities that concentrate on the process of problem solving. Activities are identified by appropriate grade level grouped for beginning (K-4), intermediate (3-8), and advanced (6-12) students. Key sections in the guide contain: (1) an introductory story "The Birds of Zazurds"; (2) six awareness activities that help students identify the waste management problem; (3) six awareness activities that help students explore various actions; (4) seven self-evaluation/inventories that help students characterize the waste in school or home and then prioritize the waste problems; (5) 25 simple and advanced "Pathways to Action" projects, and samples of projects completed in Maine schools; and (6) background information, and resources (38 instructional resources, 11 trade books for younger children, 51 organizations and agencies, 28 teaching guide summaries from the California "Compendium for Integrated Waste Management," and a 100-word glossary). Development of the guide was directed by Maine's Common Core of Learning, and the "Critical Skills Classroom" model based on experiential education. (LZ)
Descriptors: Curriculum Guides, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Problem Solving, Recycling, Solid Wastes, Student Projects, Teaching Guides, Waste Disposal
Maine Waste Management Agency, State House Station 154, Augusta, ME 04333.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Maine Waste Management Association, Augusta.
Authoring Institution: Chewonki Foundation, Wiscasset, ME.
Identifiers - Location: Maine