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ERIC Number: ED409208
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Apr
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
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Beetles, Beechnuts, and Behavior: Using Nature-based Activities To Develop Social Skills.
Henderson, Kelly
This paper describes an instructional method designed to increase opportunities for students to learn and practice appropriate social skills. The strategies for development and implementation of such structured programs of nature-based and animal-based activities are based in part on a pilot program in three urban elementary and middle schools. Discussions on the nature of the importance of social skills, nature-based instruction, the strength of the animal-human bond, and establishing a structured program of animal-based and nature-based activities are presented. The variables to be considered in establishing such a program of humane education include administrative and logistical support, instruction, animals, plants, and the level of involvement or roles of those who participate. A list of resources is provided containing contact points in humane education organizations and other related organizations. Contains 19 references. (DDR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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