ERIC Number: ED237412
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Close Up Special Focus: Energy.
Mayer, Fritz; And Others
Designed to accompany a 30-minute seminar televised over the Cable Satellite Public Affairs Network (C-SPAN), this handbook contains 4 readings on energy for high school students. Following an introduction on energy policy formulation, the first selection outlines the role of nuclear energy in America's future. Included are insets on the operation of a nuclear power plant and a review of the 1979 events at Three Mile Island. The second reading discusses the environmental repercussions of various types of energy use, including oil, natural gas, coal, and synthetics. The third reading presents the case for renewable forms of energy such as wind, hydroelectric, and geothermal power, while the final selection discusses the global energy picture and the geopolitics of energy. Each reading concludes with a mini-debate on a key issue, for example, the pros and cons of nuclear power; the practicality of synthetic fuels, and the pros and cons of global energy interdependence. All selections are supplemented by charts, graphs, and illustrations. (LP)
Descriptors: Alternative Energy Sources, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Current Events, Energy, Energy Conservation, Environmental Education, Fuel Consumption, Global Approach, High Schools, Instructional Materials, International Relations, Nuclear Power Plants, Nuclear Technology, Policy Formation, Political Issues, Power Technology, Public Affairs Education, Resources, World Problems
Close Up Foundation, 1235 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA ($2.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Close Up Foundation, Arlington, VA.