ERIC Number: ED460841
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
India: Land of the Tiger. Nature. Teacher's Guide.
This curriculum guide was developed for use with public television's Nature series. The materials in the guide are designed to help students actively participate in the study and experience of nature. Students are encouraged to view the programs as naturalists would, observing animals in a variety of habitats, noting their behavior, and drawing conclusions. Each lesson in the Teacher's Resource Guide includes: (1) a "Program Overview" that presents background information and brief synopses of the program to be viewed; (2) "Objectives" that provide the teacher with measurement goals; (3) a "Before Viewing Activity" that familiarizes students with the subject and allows them to set purposes for viewing; (4) "Vocabulary" that features definitions of unfamiliar words used in each program; (5) "Discussion Questions" that help students assess the main points of the program; (6) "Suggested Resources" for students who may want to learn more about the topic; and (7) a "Naturalist's Guide" (student worksheet) to be duplicated and distributed to students. The programs highlighted in this guide focus on the vast Indian subcontinent and its rivers, oceans, deserts, mountains, and forests. Program titles include "The Tiger's Domain,""Sacred Waters,""Unknown Seas,""Desert Seas,""Desert Kingdom,""Mountains of the Gods," and "Monsoon Forests". (WRM)
Descriptors: Animal Behavior, Earth Science, Ecological Factors, Ecology, Educational Television, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Habitats, Naturalistic Observation, Science Activities, Science and Society, Scientific Concepts, Social Studies, Water Resources, Wilderness, Wildlife
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: National Park Foundation, Washington, DC.; Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association, New York, NY. College Retirement Equities Fund.; Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, MI.
Authoring Institution: Thirteen WNET, New York, NY.; Public Broadcasting Service, Washington, DC. PBS Elementary/Secondary Service.
Identifiers - Location: India