ERIC Number: ED222365
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Reference Count: 0
History of United States Energy. A Basic Teaching Unit on Energy. Revised.
McDermott, Hugh, Ed.; Scharmann, Larry, Ed.
Intended as a supplement to the units "Oil: Fuel of the Past" and "Coal: Fuel of the Past, Hope of the Future," this 3-4 day unit contains three activities which briefly explain the chronological development of energy resources and the formation and development of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). The first activity provides students with an actual time line of energy's development and inventions which accompanied that development from 1776-1976. The second activity contains a pre-reading explaining the growing development of fossil fuels in American technology. The final activity explains the events leading up to and following the oil embargo crisis of 1973-1974. Rationale, objectives, and instructional strategies are provided for each activity. A list of process skills fostered in the unit, Fry readability ratings for two readings (11th year), advanced teacher preparation, goals, and evaluation suggestions are provided in the introduction. (Author/JN)
Descriptors: Coal, Energy, Environmental Education, Fuel Consumption, Fuels, Learning Activities, Petroleum Industry, Science Education, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science, Social Studies, United States History
Nebraska Energy Office, Extension Division Chief, P. O. Box 95085, Lincoln, NE 68509 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nebraska State Energy Office, Lincoln.
Identifiers: Energy Education; Nebraska; Oil; Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries
Note: Original writer, Ruth Hahn. For related documents, see ED 179 395 and SE 039 406-415.