ERIC Number: ED422181
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Great Minds? Great Lakes!
Environmental Protection Agency, Chicago, IL. Great Lakes National Program Office.
This book contains lesson plans that provide an integrated approach to incorporating Great Lakes environmental issues into elementary subjects. The book is divided into three subject areas: (1) History, which includes the origins of the Great Lakes, Great Lakes people, and shipwrecks; (2) Social Studies, which covers government, acid rain as a shared problem, and the lakes as a natural resource; and (3) Environmental Sciences, which is presented through a read-aloud story about the journey of a research vessel called Lake Guardian. The final section discusses science issues including the hydrologic cycle, wetlands, biomagnification, recreational activity as a source of pollution, surface runoff, groundwater, industrial runoff, and mayflies. Each section contains background information, discussion points, and a variety of hands-on activities designed to illustrate the major points of each lesson. The final section also contains vocabulary words. The lesson plans in each section are designed to interrelate with each other to demonstrate how environmental issues cannot be isolated from other issues such as population and industry. A map of the Great Lakes for photocopying, a bibliography, and a references page for further resources are also included. (PVD)
Descriptors: Activity Units, Elementary Education, Environmental Education, History Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Natural Resources, Pollution, Science Education, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Water, Water Quality
Great Lakes National Program Office, 77 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60604.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Environmental Protection Agency, Chicago, IL. Great Lakes National Program Office.