ERIC Number: ED417927
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Energizing Your Future with Energy, Economics and the Environment! Environmental Stewardship.
Kroll, Mary; Thomas, Susan
This curriculum guide is designed for educators who want to teach youths aged 5-18 about the interactions among energy, economics, and the environment. This guide contains five chapters of activities, each focusing on a different topic related to this interaction as well as several sections that guide session leaders in helping youth along the learning process. The guide begins with two sections: (1) "Developing Caring Kids," which describes the developmental characteristics of youth in terms of ecological stages; and (2) "Leading Your Best". An activity matrix provides information on leader requirements, goals, and age range for the various activities. Each chapter of activities begins with a background section that provides a basic understanding of the topic. Chapters include: 1) "Energy Basics"; 2) "Energy Sources"; 3) "Wild Energy"; 4) "Efficient Worlds"; and 5) "Global Issues, Future Trends". Another section offering leader strategies entitled "Energize Your 4-H Project Area!" provides specific ideas to share with youth to help them design science fair projects. A final section, "Train the Trainer", provides suggestions for holding six- or 12-hour workshops on this curriculum for session leaders. Materials include sample agendas, handouts, overheads, and icebreakers. (Contains a glossary and a list of Energy Education Resources) (PVD)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Community Programs, Curriculum Guides, Economics Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Energy Education, Environmental Education, Futures (of Society), Learning Activities, Science Activities, Workshops, World Problems, Youth Programs
Environmental Stewardship Program, National 4-H Supply Service, c/o Crestar Bank, P.O. Box 79126, Baltimore, MD 21279-0126; phone: 301-961-2634; fax: 301-961-2937 (Order Number ES1009, $5).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Amoco Foundation, Inc., Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: National 4-H Council, Chevy Chase, MD.