ERIC Number: ED168958
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Energy Education in Elementary Social Studies. Windows On Our World.
Minnesota State Energy Agency, St. Paul.
This document provides elementary teachers with an annotated index according to (Houghton-Mifflin, 1976), followed by suggestions for activities related to the topics. Indexed topics, which comprise a major portion of the document, include basic energy information, society's dependence on energy, problems and advantages of energy alternatives, and energy issues relevant to the state of Minnesota. The index refers to the unit number, lesson number, and the appropriate pages in the teacher's guide. The background material for teachers presents definitions, lists energy sources, uses and conservation, and discusses states, storage and conversion of energy. Related activities include energy bingo, presentation of television commercials to convince people to conserve energy, school and home energy surveys, and interviews with older people to determine how energy was used in the early part of the 20th century. (KC)
Descriptors: Conservation Education, Definitions, Educational Games, Elementary Education, Energy, Energy Conservation, Environmental Education, Experiential Learning, Futures (of Society), Indexes, Learning Activities, Natural Resources, Social Problems, Social Studies, Teaching Guides
Minnesota Energy Agency, 980 American Center Building, 150 East Kellogg Boulevard, St. Paul, Minnesota 55101 (free)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Energy Agency, St. Paul.
Note: For a related document, see SO 011 636