ERIC Number: ED221403
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Solar Economics: A Teacher's Guide.
LaHart, David E., Ed.; Allen, Rodney F., Ed.
Economics and energy are topics of interest to students and teachers alike. They both affect our daily lives, influence how we live and have significant impacts on how our children will live. Since economic education was mandated by the Florida legislature, many attempts have been made to integrate the free enterprise and consumer education objectives with the traditional content of the social studies curriculum. "Solar Economics: A Teacher's Guide" is a collection of instructional units (lessons) built around the state objectives using solar energy as a unifying theme. Objectives, materials needed, list of student activities and student handouts, worksheets, and/or readings are provided for each lesson. A list of free enterprise and consumer education objectives and a paper on solar energy in Florida are provided in appendices. Lesson topics include: competition; solar workers; labor force; consumer goods; energy scarcity/choice; energy resources; substitution; alternatives/substitutions in production; production factors; economics of small wind machines; technological progress; solar demand; supply/demand; consumer math; price/cost; comparison shopping; using Energy Guide labels for comparison shopping; shade trees as investments; solar investments; solar insurance; examining warranties; tax credits; government regulation; rational consumer behavior; comparing solar collectors; and how laws can affect a decision to make investment. (Author/JN)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Florida Council for Economic Education, Tampa.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Energy Education; Florida