ERIC Number: ED419672
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Great Lakes Shipping. Earth Systems - Education Activities for Great Lakes Schools (ES-EAGLS).
Fortner, Rosanne W., Ed.
This activity book is part of a series designed to take a concept or idea from the existing school curriculum and develop it in the context of the Great Lakes using teaching approaches and materials appropriate for students in middle and high school. The theme of this book is Great Lakes shipping. Students learn about the connections between the United States and the rest of the world via shipping through the Great Lakes, economics of transportation, shipwrecks in the Great Lakes including the Edmund Fitzgerald, and early shipping activity within Ohio via canals. Activities are divided into several subjects: (1) Great Lakes Shipping; (2) World Connections; (3) Language; (4) Great Lakes Triangle; and (5) Canals. The activities are characterized by subject matter compatibility with existing curriculum topics. Several kinds of connections have been designed to assist teachers in finding the place where the new materials fit and also the justification for fitting them. The connections include a Framework of Seven Understandings developed by science teachers, science educators, and scientists to represent fundamental desired results of science education. Each activity in this book addresses a number of these Understandings and two or more Earth subsystems. Connections are also made to the National Science Education Standards and the Benchmarks for Science Literacy. (PVD)
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Curriculum Enrichment, Economics, Instructional Materials, Intermediate Grades, Learning Activities, Middle Schools, Navigation, Science Education, Scientific Literacy, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Transportation, Water Resources
Ohio Sea Grant Publications, The Ohio State University, 1314 Kinnear Road, Columbus, OH 43212-1194; phone: 614-292-8949.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Ohio Sea Grant Program.