ERIC Number: ED441623
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Grab a Great Resource: Using Educational Resources in the Community.
Northern Illinois Univ., De Kalb.
A guide to teaching resources in three northern Illinois counties was created by 28 teachers in a graduate course entitled "Integrating Community Resources into Curriculum and Instruction." The first part of the guide provides contact information and a brief description for approximately 100 people, places, and things that could be resources to enhance instruction. These resources are located in Lee, Ogle, and Whiteside Counties, Illinois. Featured articles go into detail about particular resources and include background information, possible lesson plans, available experts, and suggestions on how to use the resources. Many suggestions involve field trips to local businesses, community service agencies, historic sites, or natural areas. Articles include: "Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Bronze" (Steve Toole); "Beautiful Bears for Beautiful People" (Chris Milnes); "Teaching in the Absence of Four Walls: The Benefits of 'Duck, Duck, Goose'" (Christine M. Spera); "National Manufacturing Company: Hardware Building Better Schools" (Jennifer Roth-Longe); "Williams Auto Body: Starting a Second Century of Service" (Rich Montgomery); "What To Do until the Ambulance Arrives" (Dawn Arickx); "In Patient Hands: An Interview with a Woodcarver" (Sue Castelein); "Floating Back in Time on the Green River" (Ted Alston); "Discover the Nature Center at Lowell Park" (Joyce Dean Stogentin); "Bomb Building Business in Amboy: The Green River Ordnance Plant" (Lynn Longan); "What You Do Know Can Health You" (Roberta Fredericks); "The Banditti" (Mary Miller); "The University of Illinois Extension: Putting Knowledge To Work" (Janet Eden); "Catch of the Day" (Karen Mayberry); "'E' Is for Engineering" (Dan Arickx); "What Is Heritage Canyon?" (Fran Smith); "Investments: Who Needs Them?" (Jeanne Fuger); "A Fun Filled Day Trip to Tampico, Illinois" (Deana A. Newman); "Illinois Department of Corrections: Dixon Correctional Center" (Trina Dillon); "Nachusa Grasslands: Franklin Creek State Natural Area" (Connie Jones); "Campground as Classroom Treasure: O'Connell's Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park" (Karen Baylor); "Like Time Was: Paul Graehling and His Museum" (Jan Bates); "Learning from the Past with Writers of the Future" (Susan Tyrrell); "Amboy Depot Museum: Serving Iron Trains to Children's Brains" (Tom Full); "Fatal Equations: A Trip to the Morgue" (Ric Cupp); "The Bread and Butter of the Rock River Valley: Northwestern Steel and Wire" (Peter Goff); "Turn Your Gym into a Skating Rink" (Jan White); and "Be a Shining Star" (Lou Ann Schuldt). (SV)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Northern Illinois Univ., De Kalb.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois