ERIC Number: ED230372
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Energy: Decisions for Today and Tomorrow. Teacher's Guide. Preparing for Tomorrow's World.
Iozzi, Louis A.
"Energy: Decisions for Today and Tomorrow" is one of the "Preparing for Tomorrow's World" (PTW) program modules. PTW is an interdisciplinary, future-oriented program incorporating information from the sciences and social sciences and addressing societal concerns which interface science/technology/society. The program promotes responsible citizenry with increased abilities in critical thinking, problem-solving, social/ethical reasoning, and decision-making. This module, designed for grades 7-8 (social studies, general science, earth science, language arts, health education), examines issues underlying the "energy crisis" and values involved in decisions regarding such energy-related issues as energy consumption, distribution, and sources. Subject matter is presented in three sections (oil and transportation, nuclear energy, and coal). The teaching guide includes an overview of the module (purpose; strategies employed, focusing on the dilemma/debate discussion techniques; module structure/objectives; and its use in the school curriculum) and instructional strategies related to the readings, dilemma discussions, and students activities in each of the three sections. A chart indicating moral issues (as defined by Kohlberg) presented in the dilemmas, suggested schedule of activities, and bibliography are also included. The module may be used as a separate unit of study, as a mini-course, or incorporated into existing curricula where appropriate. (JN)
Descriptors: Coal, Critical Thinking, Decision Making, Energy, Environmental Education, Fuels, Futures (of Society), Interdisciplinary Approach, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Moral Development, Moral Issues, Nuclear Energy, Problem Solving, Science Education, Secondary School Science, Social Studies, Technology
SOPRIS WEST, Inc., 1120 Delaware Ave., Longmont, CO 80501 (Complete multi-media module, including student materials, $70; replacement student worksheets, $5).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton.
Authoring Institution: Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ. Center for Coastal and Environmental Studies.