ERIC Number: ED449985
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Environmental Connections: A Teacher's Guide to Environmental Studies.
deBettencourt, Kathleen B.; Feeney, Matthew; Barone, A. Nicole; White, Keith
This guide assists teachers who teach an environmental science course or include environmental topics in their curriculum. The guide is intended to help educators and students find resources that enable them to examine issues in greater depth. A brief summary of a number of environmental issues that are often mentioned in textbooks, in the media, and in scientific journals is provided. The book offers a range of resources that would be helpful in researching an environmental topic, including those textbooks that cover scientific concepts in some depth, online and print articles that explain the topic in clear and simple terms, sources of data for further analysis, and books and articles from scientific journals that present the current state of scientific understanding. Resources that analyze the economic policy aspects of issues and address the risks and tradeoffs inherent in decision-making are also included. The book is divided into 14 chapters covering topics such as water, biodiversity, air quality, global climate change, energy, forests, food and agriculture, soils, mineral resources, population studies, waste management, toxicology and risk, and environmental decision-making. (SAH)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Environment, Environmental Education, Learning Activities, Resource Materials
Kendall/Hunt Publishing, 4050 Watermark Drive, Dubuque, IA 52002 ($21.95). Tel: 800-338-8290 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Environmental Literacy Council, Washington, DC.