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Biodiversity Curriculum that Supports Education Reform
Environmental educators in many states are finding that reform efforts are constraining the time they have to prepare and teach new activities. Therefore, they may find it appropriate to develop materials that address environmental education (EE) needs as well as augmenting state reform goals. This study provides an example in which a biodiversity curriculum guide, using the "Linking Florida's Natural Heritage" database, successfully infuses environmental concepts with the writing benchmarks of Florida's Sunshine State Standards (SSS). When measured by the same rubric used for the Florida Comprehensive Achievement Test (FCAT), writing skills rose significantly after students used the five lesson biodiversity supplement.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Case study
  • Text:
    • Journal article
  • Educational theory and practice
  • Environmental science
  • Policy issues
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright Taylor and Francis Inc.
DLESE Catalog ID: EVAL-TLKT-000-000-000-179
Related resources:
This resource references 'Linking Florida's Natural Heritage'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Jeanette Randall Wilson
University of Florida

Publisher: Environmental
Applied Environmental Education and Communication