Use the Decision Statement Rubric to assess students’ final recommendation to the president.
Subjects & Disciplines
- English Language Arts
- U.S. History
- analyze primary sources related to the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975
- identify key political considerations related to the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975
- identify key geographic considerations related to the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975
- identify and analyze possible consequences to stakeholders of measures considered for the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975
- analyze primary documents that include recommendations to President Ford from his advisors
- plan and write a decision statement identifying the most important measures to include in the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975
- identify stakeholders in the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975
- identify key information about measures that could be included in the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975
- Cooperative learning
- Information organization
- 21st Century Student Outcomes
- 21st Century Themes
Critical Thinking Skills
- Geographic Skills
Connections to National Standards, Principles, and Practices
What You’ll Need
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- Internet Access: Required
- Internet access: Required
- Tech Setup: 1 computer per learner, 1 computer per small group, Projector, Speakers
- Large-group instruction
Activity 4 is intended to be conducted over two class periods, with outside time to complete decision statements if needed.
Activity 1 is intended to be conducted over two class periods with outside time for research.
Recommended Prior Lessons
having to do with policies or issues within a nation.
to outlaw trade of a certain good or service, or to outlaw trade from a certain place.
process of using less energy, or using it more efficiently and sustainably.
use of a relatively small amount of energy for a given task, purpose, or service; achieving a specific output with less energy input.
source of energy found in nature that has not been subject to any human-induced energy transfers or transformations; for example, oil, coal, gas, wind, or sunlight.
location in which the energy resource (oil, coal, gas, wind, etc.) is converted into electrical energy.
good or service traded to another area.
to transport goods to another place for trade.
having to do with another culture, country, or nation.
to bring in a good or service from another area for trade.
good traded from another area.
results of an action or situation that are deliberately brought about and/or anticipated.
(~1972-1980) time during which many oil-exporting nations reduced their exports, creating oil shortages in many developed countries. Also called the Energy Crisis.
petroleum from a specific reservoir that can be successfully brought to the surface.
person or organization that has an interest or investment in a place, situation, or company.
results of an action or situation that are not deliberately brought about and/or anticipated.