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Energy on Public Lands

Lesson Description:
This lesson addresses how public lands in the United States have many energy resources, both renewable and nonrenewable. The lesson will show the multiple uses of the land also, including social, economic, and enviornmental factors.

There are several activities included, but can be separated depending on how many the teacher chooses to conduct. Within this lesson there is a basic introduction on the topic of public lands, history of the lands, energy resources, land resources and uses, and finally the role of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
Lesson Type:
  • Discussion
  • Group Work

Sustainability Topic:
  • Energy

GEF Program Category:
  • Green Energy Challenge

Time Needed:
2-10 class periods depending on which activities are chosen
Standards Addressed:
Standards are given in the lesson outline below.
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Lesson Documents:
application/pdf Energy on Public Lands.pdf

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