ERIC Number: ED400189
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
On the Brink: Activity and Resource Guide to Teaching about Massachusetts Endangered Species.
Cervoni, Cleti, Ed.
Project WILD is the first large-scale curriculum supplement focusing on wildlife concepts and integrated with many areas of the general school curriculum. It features decision-making processes and explores a diversity of attitudes toward wildlife. The goal of Project WILD is to prepare young people to make decisions affecting people and wildlife and their shared home, the earth. Project WILD addresses the need for human beings to develop as responsible members of ecosystems. This resource guide is written for grades 3-8, but can be adjusted to any grade level. It provides background information and a selection of activities to help develop a unit on endangered species in Massachusetts; however, the activities are such that they can be applied to any region of the United States. Major concepts include the following: all living things are interconnected; animals and plants have basic needs of food, water, shelter, and living space for reproduction; animals and plants are vulnerable to extinction if their habitat is destroyed; some animals and plants that were almost extinct have made a recovery; humans can make a difference; and the diversity of plants and animals on the earth is essential to the quality of life for humans. Appendixes include a history of the endangered species law; a list of teacher resources and resources to enhance and support the study of endangered species; and a list of Massachusetts endangered, threatened, and special concern species. (AIM)
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Ecological Factors, Ecology, Elementary Education, Endangered Species, Environmental Education, Habitats, Quality of Life, Science Instruction, Wildlife Management
Massachusetts Audubon Society, 208 S. Great Road, Lincoln, MA 01773.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Audubon Society, Lincoln.; Massachusetts State Div. of Fisheries and Wildlife, Boston.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts