ERIC Number: ED399136
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
What It's Worth to Save the Earth: An Interdisciplinary Unit On Environmental Awareness.
McAllister, Betsy; And Others
This unit was designed to encourage students to identify and analyze local, national, and global environmental problems. The emphasis of the unit is on the cause-effect relationship humans have with the environment. It is made up of four sections of learning activities and suggestions, one for each of the core disciplines: language arts, social studies, science, and math. The activities are designed for a range of learning styles and allow students to participate as individuals, as small cooperative groups, and as a full class or team. The unit includes interviews, reading, writing, research projects, experiments, active hands-on projects, games, dramatizations, simulations, and projects that include some form of art or music. The activities combine learning skills and understandings related to specific content areas with higher-order thinking skills, multiculturalism, creativity, social skills, responsibility, compassion, leadership, cooperation, and self-esteem. (JRH)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Conservation (Environment), Cooperative Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Units of Study
J. Weston Walch, Publisher, P.O. Box 658, 321 Valley Street, Portland, ME 04104-0658.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A