ERIC Number: ED460845
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Nomads of the Wind. Nature. Teacher's Guide.
Brown, Jordan; Grippo, Lois
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, examining the factors that affect their condition, 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) "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) "After Viewing the Program" that provides discussion questions to 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 history of the Polynesians, a seafaring people who set forth more than 2000 years ago to discover and settle countless islands in the South Pacific. Program titles include "The Faraway Heaven,""Crossroads of the Pacific,""Burning their Boats,""Distant Horizons," and "The Pierced Sky." (WRM)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Earth Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Geology, History, Human Geography, Indigenous Populations, Naturalistic Observation, Physical Environment, Science and Society, Science Education, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Water Resources, World Views
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Washington, DC.; Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, MI.
Authoring Institution: Thirteen WNET, New York, NY.; Public Broadcasting Service, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii; New Zealand