ERIC Number: ED175761
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Energy in an Interdependent World: A Global Development Studies Case Study.
Collier, Anne B.
Part of the Global Development Studies Institute series of model curricula, the teacher guide presents strategies for teaching about energy as a global issue. The unit, intended for students in grades 11-14, is designed for one semester. The overall objective is to promote awareness of and responsibility toward the global community through an understanding of the complex and interdependent nature of global issues. The guide is organized into four parts. The first part introduces the energy issue, explaining why it is a global one. The second part presents scientific and historical background information, outlining reasons for the present crisis. The third part analyzes ecological, economic, political, and social elements of the issue. The fourth part explores technological and policy alternatives for the future, including conservation, fossil fuel production, nuclear energy, solar energy, geothermal energy, hydroelectric power, and various energy policies. Basic concepts and information are given for each topic, as well as suggestions for activities and discussion questions. Skills development activities include researching, making surveys, using and analyzing statistics, writing reports, and making policy decisions. Content and skills objectives are listed in the introduction, and charts, graphs, figures, and reading lists are included in each chapter. A glossary and bibliography conclude the document. (Author/CK)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Ecological Factors, Economic Factors, Educational Objectives, Energy, Energy Conservation, Futures (of Society), Global Approach, Higher Education, Learning Activities, Political Issues, Secondary Education, Skill Development, Social Influences, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, World Affairs, World Problems
Global Development Studies Institute, Millbrook School, Millbrook, New York 12545 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Global Development Studies Inst., Millbrook, NY.
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