ERIC Number: ED236102
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
The Economics of Energy: A Teaching Kit (Grades 7-12).
Horwich, George; And Others
In this six part handbook, secondary school teachers and students are provided with information and concepts needed to analyze the energy situation from an economic perspective. Part 1 begins with an economic analysis of the U.S. energy situation. It includes charts, graphs, and readings on energy use before 1970, consequences of oil supply restrictions by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and the American response to them, government regulation of the petroleum market, the effects of higher energy prices and price control on inflation, and the government's energy policy. Part 1 concludes with a glossary and bibliography. Teaching strategies are presented in part 2. Scarcity, supply and demand, data analysis, energy source comparisons, effects of prices on market behavior and energy consumption, and conservation economics are treated in 11 lessons combining handouts, simulations, role plays, and discussion. Answer keys and supplementary activities are also included. Part 3 is a reading on energy supply and demand for advanced students. Part 4 consists of two sets of pre- and posttests with answer keys. Part 5 is an annotated catalog of curriculum guidelines, background readings, and teaching units. The handbook concludes with a section of visuals and handouts to accompany the lessons in part 2. (LP)
Descriptors: Conservation Education, Consumer Education, Content Area Reading, Costs, Course Descriptions, Current Events, Economics Education, Energy, Energy Conservation, Environmental Education, Fuel Consumption, Government Role, Inflation (Economics), Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Problems, Secondary Education, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
Joint Council on Economic Education, 1212 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Joint Council on Economic Education, New York, NY.