ERIC Number: ED250190
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Energy and Transportation Lessons for the Middle Grades.
Parker, Francis; Yoho, Devon
The five lessons presented in this guide are designed to: create an awareness of the present energy situation and its relation to various aspects of transportation systems; provide knowledge of energy resources, choices, and alternative actions; develop critical thinking skills about energy and individual roles in the energy management process; encourage problem-solving habits as students examine alternative solutions to energy and transportation issues; and influence participation as students practice consumer roles and decision-making in their homes, school, and community. These lessons, which explore transportation and energy use, bicycles, mopeds, and school buses, include: an overview (which lists inquiry, decision-making, and action objectives; and states the lesson's purpose, time needed, and the readability of student materials); a glossary; a factsheet (which provides background material for completing other activities); classroom activities; a case study (which presents a problem or issue for students to discuss); a home study; a community study; a section which explores the short-, intermediate-, and long-range future of issues/problems presented in the lesson; a career-oriented activity; and a list of resources. Also provided is a list of seventh and eighth grade social studies textbooks indicating energy and transportation concepts and the page numbers on which they appear. (JN)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana State Dept. of Public Instruction, Indianapolis. Div. of Curriculum.
Note: For related documents, see SE 045 168-170.