ERIC Number: ED453095
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
The Wilderness & Land Ethic Curriculum. Kindergarten through 8th Grade. Second Edition.
Ryan, Chris; Kroll, Greg
The Wilderness Curriculum is designed to provide classroom teachers, land managers, and outdoor educators with an interactive resource to promote awareness and appreciation of the cultural, environmental, and experiential values of wilderness. The curriculum is divided into three grade levels (Primary, K-2; Elementary, 3-5; and Middle, 6-8); each level is composed of an overview section and five strands, from which lessons and activities follow: Overview (the "who, what, where, and why" of wilderness); Aesthetics (the spiritual, cultural, and emotional values of wilderness); Perspectives (the historical context of wilderness); Ecology (the role of wilderness in preserving natural systems); Connections (connections between our culture and wilderness); and Skills (low impact use and living that promotes wilderness integrity). Dimensions of each major strand in the curriculum are explored through several lessons that are cross-referenced by grade level and strand. Lessons and activities include objectives, background information, materials needed, and procedures. Many activities contain reproducible student handouts. Contains a further reading list and a glossary. (BT)
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Conservation Education, Cultural Context, Ecology, Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Land Use, Natural Resources, Outdoor Education, Social Studies, Wilderness
Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center, 32 Campus Drive, Missoula, MT 59812-1900; Tel: 406-243-4682; Fax: 406-243-4717; Web site: http://www.wilderness.net/carhart/.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center, Missoula, MT.