ERIC Number: ED542688
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1941
Conservation Films in Elementary Schools. Bulletin, 1941, No. 4
Bathurst, Effie G.
US Office of Education, Federal Security Agency
For the past 33 years, since Theodore Roosevelt, then President of the United States, called the first conference of governors in American History to be held at the White House, the conservation of natural resources has been a national policy. The purpose of conservation education is to develop attitudes and ways of living which contribute to the conscious preservation and intelligent use of natural resources. The school's part in achieving this purpose is a fundamental one--for the present as well as for the future. Because the United States is fortunate in being "bountifully endowed," the full effects of the "exploitation, waste, and mismanagement" to which its national wealth has been subjected has not yet been realized. The schools can assist materially in halting these activities and neglects through promoting changed attitudes in students, making them not only better conservationists but also better Americans. This pamphlet is designed to help schools teach conservation more effectively through one of the newer teaching techniques--the use of moving pictures in classrooms throughout the country. It suggests standards for the selection of films of educational value and gives practical suggestions for applying them as well as for using the films selected according to standard classroom practices. An annotated list of films on conservation is provided, along with a supplementary list of 12 films on conservation. (Contains 38 footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Films, Conservation (Environment), Environmental Education, Consciousness Raising, Natural Resources, Educational Technology, Standards
US Office of Education, Federal Security Agency.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: Federal Security Agency, US Office of Education (ED)