ERIC Number: ED250189
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Energy and Transportation Lessons for the Elementary Grades.
Ballou, Mildred; Lane, Martha
The 10 lessons presented in this guide are designed to: create an awareness of the present energy situation and its relation to various aspects of transportation systems; provide knowledge of energy resources, choices, and alternative actions; develop critical thinking skills about energy and individual roles in the energy management process; encourage problem-solving habits as students examine alternative solutions to energy and transportation issues; and influence participation as students practice consumer roles and decision-making in their homes, school, and community. Each lesson includes: an overview, (which lists inquiry, decision-making, and action objectives; and states the lesson's purpose, time needed, and the readability of student materials); a glossary; a factsheet (which provides background material for completing other activities); classroom activities; a case study (which presents a problem or issue for students to discuss); a home study; a community study; a section which explores the short-, intermediate-, and long-range future of issues/problems presented in the lesson; a career-oriented activity; and a list of resources. A list of social studies textbooks with concepts related to energy and transportation and the page numbers on which they appear is included in an introduction. (JN)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana State Dept. of Public Instruction, Indianapolis. Div. of Curriculum.
Note: Product of the Energy Education Curriculum Project (EECP). For related documents, see SE 045 169-170.