ERIC Number: ED405194
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
The Recycle Team.
Scott, Roger; And Others
This guide provides lessons that enable students to learn how important it is for each of us to take care of the environment by minimizing the problems caused by too much trash. In the 10 lessons included here, students and their families learn how they can be part of the solution by practicing source reduction and by reusing, recycling, and composting. Lessons include science, language arts, social science, mathematics, and art activities. They provide many opportunities for problem solving, critical thinking, creative expression, and understanding community resources. Each lesson contains a section with tips for integrating across the curriculum and reproducible worksheets. Spanish versions of the vocabulary list and the parent letter are also provided. The activities enable an exploration of the nature of trash and waste, what it means to throw away, smart shopping, reusing, recycling, composting, and teaming for recycling. (DDR)
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Educational Strategies, Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Interdisciplinary Approach, Lesson Plans, Multilingual Materials, Problem Solving, Recycling, Science Activities, Science Curriculum
WestEd, 730 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA 94107-1242.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Southwest Regional Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, Los Alamitos, CA.; WestEd, San Francisco, CA.
Note: Kit contains teacher's guide, workbooks, game with game pieces, and pamphlets; two large posters are not included with ERIC copy.