ERIC Number: ED426853
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Recycle Alaska: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Activities Handbook, Teacher's Guide, and Student Worksheets.
Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau.
Recycling is a very important aspect of conserving the environment for future generations. This guide addresses the topic of litter prevention for the Alaskan environment and contains 42 activities. Activity topics covered include Natural Cycles, Human Interruption of Natural Cycles, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Recycled Classroom. Grade level, subject area, concept, learning objectives, time frame, materials, and procedures are stated for each activity. Some activities contain suggestions for options, follow up activities, vocabulary, and regional adaptations. The worksheet materials are specifically geared for the Alaskan environment but may also be incorporated into a lesson plan on Alaska. The activities can be integrated into most science, language arts, and social studies curriculums. There are 12 worksheets which cover topics such as forest, tundra, aluminum recycling, newspaper recycling, and composting. Two worksheets are designed to be used after an investigative field trip to Alaska's forest and tundra areas. Seven worksheets are devoted to language arts skill development using word finds and crossword puzzles. The teacher's guide covers the topic of litter prevention. The materials are specifically geared for the Alaskan environment but may also be incorporated into a lesson plan on Alaska. Activities can be integrated into most science, language arts and social studies curriculums. An overview of the topic with references to activities in the Activities Handbook, tips for making and using puppets, and answer keys are provided. The curriculum is designed around four broad topics that include Awareness of Natural Cycles, Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. A fifth topic, the Recycled Classroom, provides ideas for reusing trash in the classroom. Goals and objectives are stated for each activity and particular emphasis is placed on incorporating these activities into history and literature lessons. (SJR)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Hands on Science, Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Arts, Outdoor Education, Recycling, Science Activities, Solid Wastes
Alaska State Library, Government Publications, P.O. Box 110571, Juneau, AK 99811-0571.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska