ERIC Number: ED460846
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
[Enter the World of the Naturalist.] 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 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 animal family groupings, exploring the various ways they bear and raise young and share tasks and responsibilities such as hunting and protection. Program titles include "Kali the Lion,""Year of the Jackal,""The Frozen Ocean,""The Land of Beyond," and "The Young Ones." (WRM)
Descriptors: Animal Behavior, Animals, Development, Ecological Factors, Ecology, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Naturalistic Observation, Physical Environment, Science Activities, Science and Society, Scientific Concepts, Teaching Guides, Water Resources, Wildlife
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: American Gas Association, Arlington, VA. Educational Services.
Authoring Institution: Thirteen WNET, New York, NY.; Public Broadcasting Service, Washington, DC. PBS Elementary/Secondary Service.