ERIC Number: ED245889
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-May
Reference Count: N/A
Energy and Economics for the Middle Grades. Unit II. Lessons and Activities for the Middle Grades.
Working knowledge of basic economics concepts can assist in developing the necessary understanding and decision-making skills inherent in dealing with changing energy situations. The eight basic and four advanced lessons included in this guide have been designed to help students in becoming more aware of the energy choices that they must make in the present and for the future. The energy and economic concepts contained in these lessons can help students in making these choices. Each lesson includes concept(s) to be fostered, recommended time, list of materials needed, economics concepts in the lesson, rationale for the lesson, instructional objectives, suggested instructional strategies, suggested evaluation strategy, and student materials (such as handouts and worksheets). A list of free and inexpensive resources in energy economics (arranged by such subject areas as coal, conservation, electricity, and environment) is also provided. Topic areas addressed in the basic lessons include: energy consumption; current energy sources; energy alternatives; productive resources (labor, capital, natural resources); opportunity costs; and supply and demand. Topic areas of the advanced lessons are changes in supply and demand, internal and external costs, responding to changes in price, and price ceilings. (JN)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana State Dept. of Public Instruction, Indianapolis. Div. of Curriculum.; Indiana State Dept. of Commerce, Indianapolis. Div. of Energy Policy.