Bibliography: Ecology (page 620 of 627)

This annotated bibliography is compiled and customized for the Water Protectors . Info website.  Some of the authors featured on this page include Jim Williams, Jerry Trust, Lynton K. Caldwell, Martha Kronholm, John Elliot, Judith McKee, Douglas L. Anderton, Peter Gould, Laura Henriques, and Susan L. Cutter.

Lindsay, Anne (1997). Discovering the Ancient Temperate Rainforest, Green Teacher. Two activities for grades 3 through 8 explore species adaptation and forestry issues in the North American rainforests. In one activity, students create imaginary species of plants or animals that are adapted for life in an ancient temperate rainforest. In the second activity, students role play groups affected by plans to log an area of the rainforest. Includes role-playing cards. Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Conservation Education, Debate Format, Ecology

Blaikie, Norman W. H. (1992). The Nature and Origins of Ecological World Views: An Australian Study, Social Science Quarterly. Examines level of commitment to an ecological world view and sociodemographic bases for that commitment among Australians. Describes an ecological world view scale. Reports little attitudinal difference between students and others, but finds females more ecologically minded and less confident in science and technology than males are. Concludes that additional consideration of models, scales, and concepts is necessary. Descriptors: Age Differences, Attitude Measures, Conservation (Environment), Ecology

Williams, Jim; Greacen, Chris; Elliot, John (1997). Tribal College Instructors Learn about Renewable Energy, Tribal College. Describes the significance of renewable energy and its ecological and social benefits to Native American people. Descriptors: Alternative Energy Sources, American Indian Culture, American Indians, Conservation (Environment)

Monhardt, Rebecca; Henriques, Laura (1997). Interdisciplinary Learning: Adding an Egg To the Mix, Science Activities. Describes interdisciplinary activities for teaching elementary science using eggs. Each activity is designed to introduce larger thematic units. Activities include making egg animals (study of animal survival), throwing raw eggs at taut vertical sheets and making cars for egg passengers (force and momentum), and making eggshell domes (dome structures). Activity descriptions include extensions in art, math, language arts, and social studies. Descriptors: Animals, Creative Activities, Curriculum Design, Ecology

Hardin, Garrett (1992). Cultural Carrying Capacity: A Biological Approach to Human Problems, Focus. In discussing the human and cultural implications of scientific discoveries and knowledge, the biological concept of carrying capacity is explored. Maintaining that human beings are truly animals answering to principles that govern all animals, the author addresses the need for human populations to work within the context of culture and carrying capacity." (29 references) Descriptors: Change, Creationism, Cultural Context, Culture

Cutter, Susan L. (1996). Societal Responses to Environmental Hazards, International Social Science Journal. Examines the increasing hazardousness of places as a consequence of natural disasters, technological failures, and chronic environmental degradation on a global scale. Describes the trends and impacts of environmental hazards, including their frequency, magnitude and damage on both a regional and international scale. Descriptors: Accidents, Ecology, Economic Development, Emergency Programs

Kronholm, Martha; Ramsey, John (1991). Issues and Analysis; A Teaching Strategy for the Real World, Science and Children. Recounts how a fifth-grade class applied the extended case study strategy to study a regional environmental issue, the Timber Wolf Recovery Plan. Students wrote essays; identified involved players' positions, beliefs, and values; conducted a survey of local residents' beliefs and attitudes; and devised a plan of action. Descriptors: Attitudes, Beliefs, Case Studies, Decision Making

Anderton, Douglas L.; And Others (1994). Hazardous Waste Facilities: "Environmental Equity" Issues in Metropolitan Areas, Evaluation Review. Claims that hazardous waste facilities are more likely to be located in areas with higher than average proportions of minorities and examines the issue using census-level data from a national study. No consistent statistical evidence is found for such claims, although previous claims are shown to be based on larger areas. Descriptors: Census Figures, Ecology, Environmental Standards, Geographic Distribution

McKee, Judith (1991). Exploring the Tropical Rainforest, Science and Children. Presents a hands-on, exploratory science unit to study the biodiversity of the African tropical rain forest. Students study the vegetation, animal population, and human habitants of the forest. Descriptors: Anthropology, Biodiversity, Discovery Learning, Ecology

Trust, Jerry (1991). A Habitat-Forming Experience, Science Teacher. Describes the four major phases of a science project to create a school-site native plant habitat: (1) planning the habitat area; (2) constructing the habitat; (3) writing the related curriculum; and (4) providing inservice programs to other interested science teachers. Descriptors: Biology, Curriculum Development, Ecology, Environmental Education

Vandas, Steve (1992). Wetlands: Water, Wildlife, Plants, and People, Science and Children. Poster and group activities help students understand the concept of wetlands. Activities involve students in classifying, defining, and depicting wetlands. Descriptors: Classification, Cooperative Learning, Earth Science, Ecology

Caldwell, Lynton K. (1996). The State as a Work of Art: Statecraft for the 21st Century, PS: Political Science and Politics. Maintains that in the future the state will have to move beyond the politics of particular advantage (individual and group rights) to politics serving the general advantage (environmental concerns, economic development). Argues that current politics are dangerously outmoded in everything from their theoretical assumptions to data collecting. Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Ecology, Economic Development, Environment

Gould, Peter (1996). Space, Time, and the Human Being, International Social Science Journal. Provides an interesting overview of the philosophical changes initiated in geography over the last 50 years. Argues that dissatisfaction with environmental determinism and its variant of regional geography inspired a quantitative and theoretical revolution in the subject. Recent developments have questioned even the foundations of that revolution. Descriptors: Cartography, Ecology, Educational Change, Educational History

Singer, Judith Y. (1992). People, Parks and Rainforests, Childhood Education. The MLE Learning Center, a publicly funded day care center and after-school program in Brooklyn, New York, helps children develop awareness of a global community by using local resources to teach the children about the rainforest. Descriptors: After School Programs, Conservation (Environment), Day Care Centers, Early Childhood Education

Wiegele, Thomas C. (1990). The Emerging Significance of Biotechnology for the Study of International Relations, International Studies Notes. Considers biotechnology's influence on international relations, focusing on agriculture, environmental issues, law, commerce, and biological warfare. Claims that, because biotechnology cuts across international boundaries and affects public and private interests, it necessitates the rethinking of international systems theory. Urges international relations scholars to examine the political implications of the current scientific, intellectual revolution. Descriptors: Agriculture, Court Litigation, Developed Nations, Developing Nations

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