ERIC Number: ED400207
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Community Sustainability. A Mini-Curriculum for Grades 9-12.
Hren, Benedict J.; Hren, Diane M.
Community Sustainability is a supplementary environmental education mini-curriculum for grades 9-12 designed to provide students with information about the emerging community sustainability movement as well as environmental action skills that will facilitate their participation. It contains interdisciplinary lessons that provide students with skills in math, science, language arts, social studies, history, visual arts, family studies, technology education, business education, and vocational education. Each section contains an introduction that gives basic background information and is followed by activities designed to illustrate a range of community sustainability concepts. "Sustainability Starting Point" provides an introduction to sustainability while "Sustainability Snapshot" gives students an opportunity to apply the concept of sustainability to their own communities. "A Peek at the Past" allows students to better understand the changes that have taken place within their community in recent years. "Looking Ahead" asks students to define the qualities they would like to characterize their community while the section "Monitoring Sustainability" provides a means for gauging the current status of the community. The final section, "Sustainability Service Projects", helps guide students' efforts to steer their community from its present state to its desired state. Appendixes contain a glossary and a community sustainability directory. (JRH)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Conservation (Environment), Environmental Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Science Activities, Secondary Education, Sustainable Development
Izaak Walton League of America, 707 Conservation Lane, Gaithersburg, MD 20878.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: S. H. Cowell Foundation, San Francisco, CA.; Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia, PA.
Authoring Institution: Izaak Walton League of America, Gaithersburg, MD.