ERIC Number: ED460844
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Coming of Age. Nature. Teacher's Guide.
Brown, Jordan; Barker, Lucia
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 in order to gain a better understanding of animals, their habits and habitats, and other factors that affect their existence. 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 showing how young animals come of age--how they are nurtured and protected by their families and how they learn to survive and take care of themselves in the wild. Program titles include "Echo of the Elephants,""Jane Goodall's Wild Chimpanzees,""Ghost Bear,""Born to Run," and "Warts and All." (WRM)
Descriptors: Animal Behavior, Animals, Development, Ecological Factors, Ecology, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Habitats, Naturalistic Observation, Science Activities, Scientific Concepts, 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.; Norfolk State Coll., VA.
Authoring Institution: Thirteen WNET, New York, NY.; Public Broadcasting Service, Washington, DC.