Lesson Plan

Grades 9-12

Lighting Up Lives

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15 minutes (Part 1); Several class periods (Part 2)

SUBJECTS: Language Arts, Social Studies

TOPICS: Economics, Energy

Resource Overview

By taking on the role of a community member, students analyze how energy poverty impacts people living in Monrovia, Liberia and create an action plan for a sustainable solution.

Students will be able to:
  • Define energy poverty.
  • Explain why disparities in energy access exist around the world.
  • Report on how energy access impacts different community sectors and specifically women.
  • Create a sustainable solution to combat energy poverty within the context of one community sector.
  • Effectively present their findings and solutions to classmates.
Electricity allows young Liberian men work at a computer station at Camp Clara during a five-day computer course

Features of This Resource

  • High school lesson on energy poverty
  • SEL core competency of social awareness – students take the perspective of and empathize with others, including those from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Opportunity for students to find solutions to real-world problems

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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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