ERIC Number: ED460843
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Animals and Us: How We Live Together. Nature. Teacher's Guide.
Barker, Lucia; Brown, Jordan
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 their environment, 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 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 fascinating relationships between humans and animals. Program titles include "Parrots: Look Who's Talking,""The Elephant Men,""Hunters of the Sea Wind,""Extraordinary Dogs," and "Monkey in the Mirror." (WRM)
Descriptors: Animal Behavior, Animal Caretakers, Animals, Biological Sciences, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Habitats, Naturalistic Observation, Pets, Science Activities, Science and Society, Scientific Concepts, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Wildlife, Zoology
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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.; Corporation for Public Broadcasting, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Thirteen WNET, New York, NY.; Public Broadcasting Service, Washington, DC. PBS Elementary/Secondary Service.