ERIC Number: ED416079
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
The Environmental Education Collection: A Review of Resources for Educators. Volume 1.
North American Association for Environmental Education, Troy, OH.
This book is designed to help educators find curricula, multimedia resources, and other educational materials that can enhance the teaching of environmental education in a variety of settings. Curriculum materials included in this compendium were evaluated using a set of guidelines developed by the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE). These guidelines highlight six key characteristics of high-quality environmental education materials: (1) fairness and accuracy; (2) depth; (3) emphasis on skills building; (4) action orientation; (5) instructional soundness; and (6) usability. The first section of this resource guide details approximately 50 environmental education curriculum materials. Entries are listed alphabetically and each contains a summary of the curriculum; information about grade level, subject areas, author, publisher, and price; comments specific to the six key characteristics; and a sample of quotations from the reviewers' evaluation sheets. The second section contains an annotated listing of support materials. Following this section is a matrix that cross-lists all of the materials and their various characteristics. Curriculum materials cover such subjects as recycling, environmental chemistry, geology, biodiversity, deforestation, butterflies and other insects, rainforests, wetlands, and agriculture. (PVD)
Descriptors: Conservation Education, Curriculum Enrichment, Ecology, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Hands on Science, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Multimedia Materials, Rainforests, Recycling, Science and Society, Science Education, Wildlife
North American Association for Environmental Education, P.O. Box 400, Troy, OH 45373; phone: 937-676-2514.
Publication Type: Books; Book/Product Reviews
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North American Association for Environmental Education, Troy, OH.