Lesson Plan

Grades 9-12

Energizing Policies

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Several class periods

SUBJECTS: Language Arts, Science, Social Studies

TOPICS: Climate Change, Energy

Resource Overview

Students research a topic related to energy use and policy in the United States or Canada and formulate a position, weighing costs and benefits.

Students will be able to:
  • Conduct research on a specific energy issue in the United States or Canada.
  • Write a paper outlining both sides of an energy issue and stating their position based on evidence.
US Capitol building

Features of This Resource

  • Lesson includes list of energy topics for research, including energy subsidies, oil exploration, hydraulic fracturing, energy-water linkages, and more
  • Students practice synthesizing research to formulate an position
  • Students must defend their position based on evidence

How Do I Get This Lesson Plan?

This lesson plan must be purchased as part of a lesson packet or as part of a full curriculum that is available in our store.

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