NOISE POLLUTION RESOURCE LIST FOR TEACHERS

Lesson packages:

Titles:

A Sound Environment - The Found Sound Symphony - Wind Sculpture Cost: $5

Organization:

NoiseWatch
59 Manresa Ct.
Guelph, ON
N1H 6J2, Canada

e-mail:  noisewatch. at rogers.com

Description:

Three excellent lesson plans suitable for grades 10-12 that can be applied across the curriculum. Students will study their sound environment. Included in the material are learning outcomes, teaching options, suggested discussion areas, timing, and questions that students can answer. Lots of active participation. Total pages: 10

 

 

Title:

Noise Pollution Teaching Pack

Organization:

National Society for Clean Air and Environmental Protection
136 North Street
Brighton, England BN1 1RG

http://www.mistral.co.uk/nsca/

Description:

Includes illustrated topic cards, posters and quizzes for 9-13 year olds - suitable for photocopying to provide class sets. Includes teachers’ notes. Topics include What is Noise?, Noise and Health, Neighbour Noise, Noise at Work, Road Vehicle Noise, and Aircraft Noise. Total pages: 30

 

 

Title:

Stop That Noise! Cost: $35 US

Organization:

Center for Hearing and Communication
Nancy Nadler, Director of the Noise Centre
50 Broadway, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Phone: 917-305-7700

http://www.chchearing.org/noise-center
nnadler@lhh.org

Description:

A comprehensive educational program focusing on the impact of noise on hearing and ways to conserve hearing. Targeted age group is grades 4-9. An 11 minute video is included along with a teacher’s guide complete with detailed lesson plans, hands-on activities, handouts for students and technical information for the teacher. The program is designed as a three lesson unit. Total pages: 65

 

 

 

 

Title:

Student and Teacher Activities  Cost: Free

Organization:

National Institute on Deafness and Other Com. Disorders
31 Center Drive, MSC 2320
Bethesda, MD USA 20892-2320
U.S.A.

http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/education/
 

Description:

Excellent set of teaching materials:

- Online activities
- Videos
- Classroom guides
- Education campaigns

 

General Noise Information:

Title:

Info sheets Cost: Free

Organization:

The Canadian Hearing Society
271 Spadina Road
Toronto ON M5R 2V3

Tel. (416) 964-9595
smain@chs.ca

Description:

A well-written set of sheets dealing with a broad range of noise issues. Topics include: Noise facts, Urban Noise, Noise at Work, Noise at Home, Rural Noise, Recreational Noise and Noisy Toys. Total pages: 10

 

Brochures + Quiz:

Titles:

Noise Body Mind - The Noise Guide - Sound Levels at Concerts and Night Clubs - Kids' Noise Quiz

Organization:

NoiseWatch
59 Manresa Ct.
Guelph, ON
N1H 6J2, Canada

e-mail:  noisewatch. at rogers.com

Description:

Three brochures dealing with the issue of noise pollution. One addresses the affects of noise on people’s health. Another is a self-help guide for victims of noise. The third covers the issue of noise at concerts and night clubs. We've designed a noise quiz designed for kids in the Gd. 5-10 grouping..

Cost: Free (send self-addressed, stamped envelope)

 

 

Titles:

Noise & Children
- Reducing the level of noise in your home

Organization:

Toronto Public Health
http://www.city.toronto.on.ca/health/hphe/pdf/children_exposure_to_noise.pdf

Description:

Great brochure listing many ways to lessen the din at home.
Cost: Free (print brochure from website .pdf file)

 

Video Cassette:

Title:

"Sound and Fury" Witness Program

Organization:

C.B.C. Television
250 Front St.
Toronto ON M5V 3G5

Tel. (416) 205-3700

Description:

Excellent video on noise pollution produced in 1996 for the CBC’s Witness program. Scenes were filmed in Toronto, Vancouver, New York and London, England. Approximate run time 40 min..