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The Politics of Energy Conservation

Lesson Description:
  • Encourage students to consider and debate the pros/cons of governmental involvement in energy conservation.

Lesson Type:
  • Other

Sustainability Topic:
  • Climate Change
  • Energy
  • Other

Standards Addressed:
  • Geography Standard 14: Understands how human actions modify the physical environment
  • Geography Standard 18: Understands global development and environmental issues
  • Language Arts Standard 8: Uses listening and speaking strategies for different purpose
  • Life Skills Thinking and Reasoning Standard 5: Applies basic trouble-shooting and problem-solving techniques
  • Life Skills Thinking and Reasoning Standard 1: Understands and applies the basic principles of presenting an argument
  • Civics Standard 2: Understands the essential characteristics of limited and unlimited governments
  • Civics Standard 23 : Understands the impact of significant political and nonpolitical developments on the US and other nations

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  • Computer access

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