Lesson Packet

Grades 9-12

Energy unit

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SUBJECTS: Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies

TOPICS: Energy

Resource Overview

Thematic unit for the high school classroom on energy issues in more developed and less developed countries, at the local and regional levels.

Includes teaching materials exploring fossil fuel use, renewable energy sources, energy consumption, energy poverty, and transportation.

Features of This Resource

  • Unit includes 3 lesson plans, 1 case study reading, and 1 background reading.
  • Lesson analyzes costs and benefits of various energy policies.
  • Great overview of energy sources and usage.

Unit Lesson Plans & Readings

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Lesson Plans

Energizing Policies

- Students research an energy-related topic in the United States or Canada and consider possible alternatives, weighing costs and benefits in...

Getting Around

- Students create and conduct a survey to identify a local transportation issue and develop a strategy to make their community...

Lighting Up Lives

- By taking on the role of a community member, students analyze how energy poverty impacts people living in Monrovia, Liberia...


The Energy Landscape

- Energy background reading: Global demand for energy has grown dramatically, resulting in more fossil fuel use. Yet, there are cleaner...

Germany: Solar Energy Leader

- Energy case study reading: A profile of how Germany came to lead the world in solar power use.

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