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ERIC Number: ED383628
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 117
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-884136-01-X
Wetlands: Science, Politics, and Geographical Relationships. Pathways in Geography Series, Title No. 9.
Benhart, John E.; Margin, Alex
This teacher's guide focuses on the value and functions of wetlands by integrating science and the politics of wetlands into a geographic framework. Wetlands are highly dynamic, diverse, and prolific ecosystems. The volume advocates a need for mutual understanding and harmony of effort in order to deal with the complex issues of the wetlands. The chapters include the following: (1) "Introduction" expressing a need for mutual understanding and harmony of effort; (2) "Definitions and Geographic Relationships of Wetlands"; (3) "Wetland Systems: Functions, Values, and Delineation"; (4) "Learning Activities K-6, 7-9, 8-10, and Senior High-College." Appendices include: (1) "Glossary"; (2) "Common Wetland Indicator Vegetation"; (3) "How to Use Munsell Soil Indicator Charts"; (4)"Technical Criteria: Hydrophytic Vegetation, Hydric Soils, and Hydrology"; and (5) "Data Form for Delineating Wetlands." Extensive maps, charts, and figures accompany the text. Contains a selected resource list and 30 references. (EH)
National Council for Geographic Education, 16A Leonard Hall, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA 15705 ($12).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council for Geographic Education.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: For related documents in the series, see SO 024 988-991.