A guide to teaching conservation in 1949

Guide to Conservation Education in Wisconsin Schools


In 1935, the Wisconsin Legislature passed the nation's first statute requiring the teaching of conservation in public schools. In 1948, the Department of Public Instruction created a Conservation Curriculum Committee comprised of representatives of various state and educational agencies to devise conservation education guides and to organize workshops for teachers. This guide, produced in 1949, provided resources and suggestions for teachers to help implement conservation lessons in the classroom.


Related Topics: Wisconsin's Response to 20th-century change
The Modern Environmental Movement
Creator: Department of Public Instruction
Pub Data: Madison, Wisc. : Dept. of Public Instruction, 1949. (Ed 3/2: C8 20 1953)
Citation: Guide to conservation education in Wisconsin schools. (Madison, Wis. : Dept. of Public Instruction, 1949); online facsimile at http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1116 Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1116; Visited on: 10/22/2014
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