ERIC Number: ED383628
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
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)
Descriptors: Conservation Education, Conservation (Environment), Ecology, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Geographic Concepts, Geographic Regions, Geography, Geography Instruction, Global Education, Higher Education, Land Use, Physical Divisions (Geographic), Physical Geography, Water, Water Resources, Wetlands
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
Authoring Institution: National Council for Geographic Education.
Note: For related documents in the series, see SO 024 988-991.