Bibliography: Ecology (page 619 of 627)

This annotated bibliography is curated specifically for the Water Protectors . Info website.  Some of the authors featured on this page include G. Michael Scheurich, Julia Polak, Dawn Munn, Steve Hage, Douglas Jones, Dale Boyd, Mary Comber, Rosalie Daniels, Harriet Ratzlaff, and James R. Kimmel.

Kerstetter, Ned (1996). The Silent Spring of Rachel Carson, OAH Magazine of History. Presents a lesson plan examining Rachel Carson's call to arms concerning the harmful consequences of pesticides. Students view a video documentary on Carson's work and read a synopsis of her book, "Silent Spring." Assessment is provided by various activities including writing assignments, creating posters, and editorial cartoons. Descriptors: Authors, Conservation (Environment), Ecological Factors, Ecology

Warren, Louis S. (1996). Seeing the People for the Trees: The Promise and Pitfalls of Indian Environmental History, OAH Magazine of History. Investigates the adaptive behavior of North American Indians to changes in their physical environment. Although contact with Europeans was often destructive due to infectious diseases, some tribes grew stronger through the incorporation of horses and farming. Discusses the many changes in tribal characteristics and migration patterns wrought by changes in the local ecosystems. Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), American Indian Culture, American Indian History, American Indians

Munn, Dawn (1995). Brockhill Park School, Environmental Education. Recounts a week-long environmental program that revolved around staff dressing up as Alpha Centaurions to point out pollution on Earth. Activities were chosen to teach students about ways in which our environment is being ruined and students were encouraged to look for solutions. Activities included zoo visits, ecological study of Brockhill Valley (England), school cleanup and improvement, and art projects. Descriptors: Class Activities, Conservation Education, Dramatic Play, Ecology

Boyd, Dale (1990). The UNEP State of the Environment Report, Geographical Education. Presents information from the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) 1989 State of the World Environment Report. Provides an overview of global environmental concerns, including overpopulation, air and water pollution, global warming, hazardous waste disposal, and species extinction. Reaffirms the need to dedicate research and development efforts to solving and preventing environmental problems. Descriptors: Air Pollution, Conservation (Environment), Developed Nations, Developing Nations

Jones, Douglas, Ed. (1971). Communications and Energy in Changing Urban Environments. Colston Papers Volume 21. Recognizing that the need to exchange information has been one of the critical influences in urban design, the Twenty-First Colston Research Society (CRS) Conference explored a variety of topics in the area of communications, transportation, and the environment. These subjects were pursued from the British experience and most all the papers have specific relevance to either Greater London or Great Britain. Primarily the conference scrutinized the current concept of "city" by means of a theoretical systems analysis that was based on information flow. Also discussed were the future of urban planning, telecommunication, public transportation, and human interaction. A simulation model for use as a design tool by planners was presented. Descriptors: Building Design, Climate, Communication Problems, Communications

Brandwein, Paul F.; And Others (1971). Ekistics; A Handbook for Curriculum Development in Conservation and Environmental Education. Conceptual frameworks for instructional K-12 programs in conservation and environmental education are provided in this draft curriculum guide. The objective is to help students understand cultural and social as well as physical interaction between man and his environment, interaction that, in fact, makes man interdependent with, and binds him to his environment. Sequential work units are based on cognitive-affective schemes in an interdisciplinary approach involving traditional subject areas of science, health, social sciences, arts, humanities, and also stressing other subject areas. Although school is the catalyst for environmental education concepts and values, the learning framework extends into the community, state, nation, and world. The draft is divided into three major chapters. In chapter one, statements of rationale, several ekistical situations, and an analyzed standard problem are presented. Chapter two gives conceptual outlines, including concept explications, and performance objectives. A discussion of planned instruction and teaching methods is provided in Chapter III.   [More]  Descriptors: Affective Objectives, Behavioral Objectives, Cognitive Objectives, Community Role

Kimmel, James R. (1996). Using the National Geography Standards and Your Local River to Teach about Environmental Issues, Journal of Geography. Maintains that the study of local wetlands provides an excellent means of integrating environmental studies, global studies, and other curricula into geography instruction. Seven tables list ways that studying wetlands illustrate the six essential elements of the National Geography Standards. Includes a list of 17 learning activities. Descriptors: Conservation Education, Ecology, Environmental Education, Geography

Comber, Mary (1996). A Response To the Toyne Report on "Greening the Colleges"–A Case Study, Environmental Education. Describes the findings of a questionnaire and interviews to determine the level of understanding, attitudes, and involvement in environmental education and action. Also measured environmental teaching experience, explored perceived needs and demand for future environmental courses, and the involvement of management in responsible decision-making policy and practice. Results highlight the importance of the dissemination of good models of teaching and action. Descriptors: Case Studies, College Environment, Community Action, Conservation (Environment)

Blackmore, Christine (1996). Open University Environmental Education and Training, Environmental Education. Describes the approach to environmental education courses at Open University. Includes broad course content, team teaching approach, and philosophy of reorienting education towards sustainable development. Course material for open learning includes self-contained study packs as well as course texts, video, audio, and computer software. Nonformal courses are available to the general public through BBC television programs. Descriptors: Adult Education, Conservation (Environment), Distance Education, Earth Science

Norwood, Vera (1996). Women's Role in Nature Study and Environmental Protection, OAH Magazine of History. Considers women authors' significant and influential contributions to nature writing. Although largely ignored in recent years, women nature writers have played a prominent role in this field beginning with James Fenimore Cooper's daughter, Susan. Discusses her works, as well as those of Gene Stratton Porter, Rachel Carson, and others. Descriptors: Authors, Conservation (Environment), Ecology, Environment

Ratzlaff, Harriet (1996). The Prairie Life: The Sea of Grass, OAH Magazine of History. Presents a lesson plan that explores the importance of the environment for 19th-century frontier settlers and the conflict between ranchers and small farmers over appropriate land use. Students watch a video movie, "The Sea of Grass"; read selections from "O Pioneers!"; and write a compare/contrast essay. Descriptors: Conflict, Conservation (Environment), Ecological Factors, Ecology

Polak, Julia (1996). How People Have Used Soils, How Soils Have Affected U.S. History, OAH Magazine of History. Presents a lesson plan that investigates social aspects of the land and soil and how people use these resources. Following an introduction by the teacher on land and soil use, students answer related questions on handouts. Later handouts direct the students to group research projects and class presentations. Descriptors: American Indian Culture, Conservation (Environment), Context Effect, Ecology

Scheurich, G. Michael, Ed. (1974). Inquiry, A Project of the Wisconsin Bar Foundation. Vols. 1 and 2, Revised. This new, revised edition of the Inquiry instructional materials is designed for use in teaching high school students about the U. S. laws and legal systems. The revised outlines, designed for instructors who have had legal training, are less technical and more informal, include new concepts and many current relevant topics, and de-emphasize lecture in favor of continuous interchange between instructor and student. Among the teaching strategies suggested are classroom visits by attorneys, mock trials, classroom discussion, and problem solving. The two volume publication consists of the following four mini courses: (1) Practical Legal Problems; (2) Legal and Governmental System; (3) The Bill of Rights–Civil Liberties; and (4) The Bill of Rights–Criminal Protection. Goals, background reading, sample and specific problems for discussion, scripts for roles in mock trials, outside reading, and supplementary materials are provided for each mini-course. Three mock trials are included. Descriptors: Consumer Education, Ecology, Government (Administrative Body), Instructional Materials

Harvey, Mark W. T. (1996). Humans and the Environment in America's Past, OAH Magazine of History. Presents a concise and interesting overview of U.S. attitudes towards nature, conservation, and environmental issues. Traces the constantly shifting relationship between these issues and social and commercial interests. Follows this relationship from the early colonists to the current environmental movement. Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Context Effect, Depleted Resources, Ecological Factors

Hage, Steve; Daniels, Rosalie (1996). The Integrated Reader: Literature and EE, Green Teacher. Presents a selection of thematic units focusing on the environment that integrate literature, outdoor education, field studies, and research on current environmental issues. These units are part of a program offered at the School of Environmental Studies in Apple Valley, Minnesota. Authors include Thoreau, Camus, Orwell, Hemingway, Sophocles, and Rachel Carson. Projects encourage individual activism and global responsibility. Descriptors: Ecology, Environmental Education, Field Studies, Futures (of Society)

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