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Interactive, Article/Essay, Diagram/Illustration/Map, Graphic Organizer/Worksheet, Lesson Plan, Table/Graph/Chart, Other

Description:

Resources that illustrate the history, science and events surrounding the extraction, use and politics of petroleum.

Subjects:

  • Health > General
  • Science > General
  • Science > Earth Science
  • Science > Ecology
  • Science > General Science
  • Science > Geology
  • Science > History of Science
  • Science > Life Sciences
  • Science > Physical Sciences
  • Social Studies > General
  • Social Studies > Current Events
  • Social Studies > Economics
  • Social Studies > Geography
  • Social Studies > Global Awareness
  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
  • Special Education

Keywords:

oil petroleum gas current events economics global studies politics environment history

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

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Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

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None
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SOC.7-8.H&SS7-8:11.1: History and Social Science

Identifying characteristics of states, countries, and continents using resources such as landmarks, models, different kinds of maps, photographs, atlases, internet, video, reference materials, GIS and mental mapping.

SOC.7-8.H&SS7-8:11.2: History and Social Science

Observing, comparing, and analyzing patterns of national, and global land use (e.g., agriculture, forestry, industry) to understand why particular locations are used for certain human activities.

SOC.7-8.H&SS7-8:11.3: History and Social Science

Locating the physical, political, and cultural regions of the United States and the world (e.g., Sub-Sahara, Middle East, Eurasia).

SOC.7-8.H&SS7-8:11.4: History and Social Science

Locating and using absolute and relative location, and explaining why selected cities are of historical and current importance (e.g., Palestine; Moscow).

SOC.7-8.H&SS7-8:11.5: History and Social Science

Using absolute and relative location to identifying major mountain ranges, major rivers, and major climate and vegetation zones and the effects of these on settlement patterns (e.g., Appalachian Mountain's effect on westward movement; overgrazing; Palestinian/Israeli conflict).

SOC.7-8.H&SS7-8:11.6: History and Social Science

Interpreting a variety of effective representations of the earth such as maps, globes, and photographs and project future changes (e.g., physical, political, topographic, computer generated, and special purpose maps).

SOC.7-8.H&SS7-8:11.7: History and Social Science

Identifying and using basic elements of a variety of maps.

SOC.7-8.H&SS7-8:11.8: History and Social Science

Using grid systems to locate places on maps and globes (e.g., longitude and latitude).

SOC.7-8.H&SS7-8:11.9: History and Social Science

Comparing and contrasting spatial patterns or landforms using geographic resources (e.g., comparing water usage between nations).

SOC.7-8.H&SS7-8:12.1: History and Social Science

Describing how human activity and technology have changed the environment in the U.S. and world for specific purposes (e.g., development of urban environments, genetic modification of crops, flood control, reforestation).

SOC.7-8.H&SS7-8:12.2: History and Social Science

Generating information related to the impact of human activities on the physical environment (for example, through field studies, mapping, interviewing, and using scientific instruments) in order to draw conclusions and recommend actions (e.g., damming the Yangtze River).

SOC.7-8.H&SS7-8:12.3: History and Social Science

Evaluating different viewpoints regarding resource use in the U.S. and world (e.g., debating drilling for oil in a national wildlife refuge).

SOC.7-8.H&SS7-8:12.4: History and Social Science

Examining multiple factors in the interaction of humans and the environment (e.g., population size, farmland, and food production).

SOC.7-8.H&SS7-8:12.5: History and Social Science

Recognizing patterns of voluntary and involuntary migration in the U.S. and world.

SOC.7-8.H&SS7-8:12.6: History and Social Science

Using information to make predictions about future migration.

SOC.7-8.H&SS7-8:13.1: History and Social Science

Identifying and comparing expressions of culture in Vermont, the U.S., and the world through analysis of various modes of expression such as poems, songs, dances, stories, paintings, and photographs (e.g., identifying how the Japanese art of Gyotaku [fish printing] reflects history and culture).

SOC.7-8.H&SS7-8:13.2: History and Social Science

Describing the contributions of various cultural groups to the world, both past and present.

SOC.7-8.H&SS7-8:13.3: History and Social Science

Analyzing how location and spatial patterns influence the spread of cultural traits (e.g., comparing clothing, food, religion/values, government, and art across four ancient cultures in relation to location).

SOC.7-8.H&SS7-8:13.4: History and Social Science

Identifying ways in which culture in the United States and the world has changed and may change in the future (e.g., the spread of Islam).

SOC.7-8.H&SS7-8:18.1: History and Social Science

Explaining how goods and services around the world create economic interdependence between people in different places (e.g., writing a persuasive essay about the effects of importing oil, exporting labor, etc.).

SOC.7-8.H&SS7-8:18.2: History and Social Science

Examining how producers in the U.S. and/or world have used natural, human, and capital resources to produce goods and services, and predicting the long term effects of these uses (e.g., describing how the use of petroleum products will impact the production of hybrid vehicles; examining how the use of human resources in the U.S. has changed over time).

SOC.7-8.H&SS7-8:18.3: History and Social Science

Drawing conclusions about how choices within an economic system affect the environment in the state, nation, and/or world (e.g., decisions to build "box" stores and new roads).

SOC.7-8.H&SS7-8:19.1: History and Social Science

Identifying goods and services provided by local, state, national, and international governmental and/or nongovernmental organizations (e.g., Red Cross, UN peacekeeping efforts, etc.).

SOC.7-8.H&SS7-8:19.2: History and Social Science

Evaluating the costs and benefits of government economic programs to both individuals and groups (e.g., debate the pros and cons of welfare programs).

SOC.7-8.H&SS7-8:19.3: History and Social Science

Explaining the relationship between taxation and governmental goods and services in the U.S. and/or world (e.g., how much of the federal budget is devoted to international aid?).

SOC.7-8.H&SS7-8:19.4: History and Social Science

Recognizing that governments around the world create their own currency for use as money (e.g., examining foreign currency for cultural and political symbols).

SOC.7-8.H&SS7-8:19.5: History and Social Science

Recognizing that a change in exchange rates changes the relative price of goods and services between two countries (e.g., track the cost in dollars of ordering a Big Mac in Paris over a three week period).

SOC.7-8.H&SS7-8:20.1: History and Social Science

Define and apply basic economic concepts such as supply and demand, price, market and/or opportunity cost in an investigation of a regional, national, or international economic question or problem (e.g., In Colombia, what could be an alternative agricultural product to coca?).

SOC.7-8.H&SS7-8:20.2: History and Social Science

Examining the causes and long-term effects of people's needs and/or wants exceeding their available resources, and proposing possible solutions (e.g., examining long term effects of population issues in China and India).

SOC.7-8.H&SS7-8:20.3: History and Social Science

Comparing price, quality, and features of goods and services.

SOC.7-8.H&SS7-8:20.4: History and Social Science

Analyzing influences on buying and saving (e.g., media, peers).

SOC.7-8.H&SS7-8:20.5: History and Social Science

Analyzing factors involved in the production of a product or service (e.g., developing a business plan for community fundraising).

SOC.9-12.H&SS9-12:11.1: History and Social Science

Identifying characteristics of states, countries, and continents; synthesizing and evaluating characteristics of various areas in relation to a particular variable (e.g., quality of life, economic opportunity, desirability).

SOC.9-12.H&SS9-12:11.2: History and Social Science

Observing, comparing, and analyzing patterns of national, and global land use over time (e.g., agriculture, forestry, industry) to understand why particular locations are used for certain human activities; speculating as to which areas might be used in the future and the impact of that usage.

SOC.9-12.H&SS9-12:11.3: History and Social Science

Locating the physical, political, and cultural regions the United States and the world; hypothesizing the effects of current trends on these regions (e.g., the dominance of English as an international language).

SOC.9-12.H&SS9-12:11.4: History and Social Science

Predicting areas of the world that will increase in future importance and giving reasons to support this prediction.

SOC.9-12.H&SS9-12:11.5: History and Social Science

Analyzing how technological and environmental changes impact settlement patterns over time (e.g., using tables and maps to show the distribution of refugees from areas affected by natural disasters).

SOC.9-12.H&SS9-12:11.6: History and Social Science

Interpreting and analyzing a variety of effective representations of the earth such as maps, globes, and photographs and project future changes (e.g., analyzing maps to determine how population density has changed and will change).

SOC.9-12.H&SS9-12:11.7: History and Social Science

Identifying, utilizing, and evaluating appropriate maps for specific purposes (e.g., choosing resource allocation maps in order to investigate oil distribution).

SOC.9-12.H&SS9-12:11.8: History and Social Science

Using a variety of grid systems to locate places on maps and globes (e.g., UTM or Public Land Survey Systems).

SOC.9-12.H&SS9-12:11.9: History and Social Science

Analyzing and synthesizing similar and dissimilar spatial patterns using geographic resources (e.g., examining levels of AIDS infection in relation to population density and literacy).

SOC.9-12.H&SS9-12:12.1: History and Social Science

Describing and analyzing how human activity and technology currently impact the environment in the U.S. and world, and speculating the impact in the future if current trends continue.

SOC.9-12.H&SS9-12:12.2: History and Social Science

Generating information related to the impact of human activities on the physical environment in the local, state, national, or global community in order to draw conclusions and recommend actions (e.g., using charts and graphs to analyze the effects of overfishing along the coast of North America or the Philippine archipelago).

SOC.9-12.H&SS9-12:12.3: History and Social Science

Analyzing different viewpoints regarding resource use in the U.S. and world; expressing and supporting one's personal viewpoint (e.g., after debating the causes and/or existence of global warming, expressing one's opinion).

SOC.9-12.H&SS9-12:12.4: History and Social Science

Analyzing multiple factors in the interaction of humans and the environment (e.g., analyzing mediating factors that influence the relationship between population distribution and environmental change).

SOC.9-12.H&SS9-12:12.5: History and Social Science

Using information to analyze and evaluate the impact of current voluntary and involuntary migration patterns in the U.S. and world (ex: census data).

SOC.9-12.H&SS9-12:13.1: History and Social Science

Analyzing and evaluating the impact of expressions of culture in Vermont, the U.S., and the world through analysis of various modes of expression such as poems, songs, dances, stories, paintings, and photographs (e.g., analyzing the influence of black slave culture on subsequent generations of African Americans).

SOC.9-12.H&SS9-12:13.2: History and Social Science

Analyzing the contributions of various cultural groups to the world, both past and present, including immigrants and native peoples; hypothesizing about the impact of the globalization of culture.

SOC.9-12.H&SS9-12:13.3: History and Social Science

Analyzing how location and spatial patterns influence the spread of cultural traits (e.g., comparing clothing, food, religion/values, government, and art across four ancient cultures in relation to location); analyzing the means by which various cultural groups try to retain their cultural identity.

SOC.9-12.H&SS9-12:13.4: History and Social Science

Analyzing and evaluating ways in which culture in the United States and the world has changed and may change in the future (e.g., how might the spread of Islam change American culture in the future?).

SOC.9-12.H&SS9-12:18.1: History and Social Science

Explaining patterns and networks of economic interdependence that exist nationally and globally (e.g., currency, stock market, world trade).

SOC.9-12.H&SS9-12:18.2: History and Social Science

Examining how producers in the U.S. and/or world have used natural, human, and capital resources to produce goods and services and comparing and contrasting the findings (e.g., compare the use of the labor supply in different countries).

SOC.9-12.H&SS9-12:18.3: History and Social Science

Drawing conclusions about how choices within various economic systems affect the environment in the state, nation, and/or world (e.g., mixed, command, and market economies).

SOC.9-12.H&SS9-12:19.1: History and Social Science

Identifying and comparing goods and services provided by local, state, national, and international governmental and/ or nongovernmental organizations (e.g., researching and debating socialized medicine vs. private healthcare; investigating the role of the International Monetary Fund).

SOC.9-12.H&SS9-12:19.2: History and Social Science

Evaluating and debating the ideological underpinnings of government and economic programs (e.g., how much welfare should governments provide, and on what bases do various governments make these decisions?).

SOC.9-12.H&SS9-12:19.3: History and Social Science

Explaining the global relationship between taxation and governmental goods and services (e.g., exploring the benefits and tradeoffs of foreign aid).

SOC.9-12.H&SS9-12:19.4: History and Social Science

Recognizing that regional economic unions around the world create their own currency for use as money (e.g., the switch from multiple currencies to the Euro).

SOC.9-12.H&SS9-12:19.5: History and Social Science

Recognizing that world events and the strength of currencies affects services and prices (e.g., September 11, 2001 and its effect on the stock market).

SOC.9-12.H&SS9-12:20.1: History and Social Science

Using economic terms to analyze and interpret global economic issues and problems (e.g., Should there be debt relief for economically unstable countries?).

SOC.9-12.H&SS9-12:20.2: History and Social Science

Examining the causes and long term effects of people's needs and/or wants exceeding their available resources, and proposing possible solutions (e.g., distribution and use of fresh water).

SOC.9-12.H&SS9-12:20.3: History and Social Science

Developing strategies for earning and spending utilizing a system of accounting (e.g., creating a budget).

SOC.9-12.H&SS9-12:20.4: History and Social Science

Analyzing the impact of media, time, and place on buying and saving (e.g., advertising, current events).

SOC.9-12.H&SS9-12:20.5: History and Social Science

Demonstrating understanding of patterns and interdependence locally, nationally, and globally that are involved in the production of a product or service (e.g., supply and demand).
Curriki Rating
On a scale of 0 to 3
3
On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2012-08-12.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

This resource is a collection of materials, lessons, and activities to support educators in teaching about the role of oil in our society. Highlights of the collection include an animation of oil recovery, a comprehensive unit from the World Affairs Council on Sakhalin Island energy issues, and a lesson plan from ExtraNewshour that examines alternative fuels and their impact on the environment. The materials can be easily integrated into a variety of subject areas and will help students gain a better understanding of the complex issues related to oil consumption and production around the world.

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