ERIC Number: ED460842
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Forces of the Wild. 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 a scientist would, observing natural phenomena 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 Reading" 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 powerful natural forces that change the earth and how these forces affect the vast variety of life forms covering the planet. Program titles include "In the Beginning,""Perpetual Motion,""Heavenly Partners,""Living Dangerously," and "Playing with Fire." (WRM)
Descriptors: Earth Science, Earthquakes, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Geology, Natural Disasters, Naturalistic Observation, Physical Sciences, Plate Tectonics, Science Activities, Science and Society, Scientific Concepts, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Temperature, Volcanoes, Water, Weather, Wind (Meteorology)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, MI.; National Park Foundation, Washington, DC.; Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association, New York, NY. College Retirement Equities Fund.
Authoring Institution: Thirteen WNET, New York, NY.; Public Broadcasting Service, Washington, DC. PBS Elementary/Secondary Service.