ERIC Number: ED157820
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jan
Reference Count: 0
U.S. Energy Policy -- Which Direction? Grades 11 and 12. Interdisciplinary Student/Teacher Materials in Energy, the Environment, and the Economy.
National Science Teachers Association, Washington, DC.
This instructional unit for use in 11th and 12th grade social studies and science courses contains six classroom lessons dealing with United States energy policy. The overall objective is to help students understand how circumstances, present and proposed legislation, political action, and the Constitution itself become linked in the development of a national policy. The lessons, developed by teachers, are: (1) The Nightmare Life Without Fuel; (2) How Can the United States Reduce Its Dependence on Foreign Oil?; (3) The President's Powers: Where They Come From and How They Are Used; (4) Advantages and Disadvantages of Coal; (5) Toward the Future: The Advantages of Having a National Energy Plan; (6) An Energy Policy is Born. Activities in which students are involved include discussing the short reading selections; analyzing graphs and research; and analyzing a case study dealing with President Carter's energy policy. The time needed to teach each lesson varies from one to three classroom periods. All teacher and student materials are included. Also included for the teacher's reference is a brief summary of President Carter's energy policy. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Class Activities, Decision Making, Energy, Energy Conservation, Futures (of Society), Grade 11, Grade 12, High Schools, Interdisciplinary Approach, Lesson Plans, Policy Formation, Presidents, Sciences, Social Studies, Teacher Developed Materials, Units of Study
U.S. Department of Energy, Technical Information Office, P.O. Box 62, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37830 (free, paper cover)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental and Institutional Relations (DOE), Washington, DC. Education, Business and Labor Affairs.
Authoring Institution: National Science Teachers Association, Washington, DC.
Note: For related documents, see SO 011 027-029 ; Best copy available