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March 1, 1997
Vol. 54
No. 6


Environmental Education Materials

Environmental Education Materials: Guidelines for Excellence, National Project for Excellence in Environmental Education.
More than 1,000 classroom teachers, curriculum developers, administrators, and scientists helped develop these recommendations. They advise educators how to evaluate and produce well-rounded environmental curriculums, lesson plans, and other instructional materials.
Available from the North American Association for Environmental Education, P.O. Box 400, Troy, OH 45373; (937) 676-2514. 1997. Softcover, 23 pp. $6 for NAAEE members, $7 for nonmembers, plus $3.95 shipping and handling. Or contact The National Project for Excellence in Environmental Education, Northern Illinois University, Outdoor Teacher Education, Lorado Taft Field Campus, Box 299, Oregon, IL 61061; (815) 753-0205, Ext. 113.

Teaching with Historic Places

Teaching with Historic Places Lesson Plans and How to Teach with Historic Places: A Technical Assistance Sourcebook, National Register of Historic Places, Jackdaw Publications, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Consider how simple, functional cabins, like those built by the Finns in Idaho, became symbols in American politics and folklore (from "Log Cabins in America: The Finnish Experience"). Determine how environmental management, technology, and the actions of 19th century industrialists contributed to a disaster in Pennsylvania that shocked the nation ("Run for Your Lives! The Johnstown Flood of 1889"). These are just two of the 54 lesson plan booklets that the National Register of Historic Places has produced to enrich history, geography, social studies, literature, and other subjects with primary sources. Maps and charts, slides, photos, and an array of historical documents are included, along with vocabulary and reading lists, site location directions, and other teaching materials. Themes run the gamut—American, African-American, and Hispanic-American history; agriculture, conservation; regional studies; art, building style and methods; medicine, science and technology; and international relations.
The sourcebooks include curriculum and lesson plan guides, a resource directory, and 20 slides with a script.
Lesson plans are available from Jackdaw publications, P.O. Box 503, Amawalk, NY 10501; (800) 789-0022. 1996. 20 pp, Paperbound. $8 for 1-4; $7.75 for 5-8, $7.50 for 9-11, $7.25 for 12 or more. Sourcebooks are available from Information Series, National Trust for Historic Preservation, 1785 Massachusetts Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20036. 1996. $125 plus $10 for shipping and handling.

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