ERIC Number: ED419680
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
The Biodiversity Collection: A Review of Biodiversity Resources for Educators.
Pitman, Barb; Braus, Judy; Asato, Lani
This collection is designed to help educators find outstanding curricula, multimedia resources, and other educational materials that can enhance biodiversity teaching in a variety of settings. The curriculum materials were reviewed by teams comprised of classroom teachers, content experts, and environmental educators. The materials listed in this compendium received the highest ratings of those reviewed. The six characteristics used to evaluate the curriculum materials include fairness and accuracy, depth, emphasis on skills building, action orientation, instructional soundness, and usability. There are two major parts to this collection. The first part highlights 47 of the best supplementary curricula that focus on some aspect of biodiversity. Each entry includes a summary of the curriculum and information about grade levels, subject areas, author, publisher, and price. Each entry also includes comments specific to the six key characteristics and a few quotations from the reviewers' evaluation sheets that help summarize the review. The second part of the collection contains an annotated bibliography that features general background information, children's books and magazines, multimedia resources, web sites, and a variety of other resources focusing on biodiversity issues. Topics covered include wildlife, endangered species, wetlands, global warming, and marine biology. (PVD)
Descriptors: Biodiversity, Conservation Education, Curriculum Evaluation, Ecology, Elementary Secondary Education, Endangered Species, Environmental Education, Instructional Material Evaluation, Learning Activities, Resource Materials, Science Education, Skill Development, Water Resources, Wildlife
World Wildlife Fund Publications Dept. CA5, P.O. Box 4866, Hampden Post Office, Baltimore, MD 21211.
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Eastman Kodak Co., Rochester, NY.; National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.
Authoring Institution: World Wildlife Fund, Washington, DC.; North American Association for Environmental Education, Troy, OH.