To understand how petroleum prices and production levels, as well as related political issues, can have a significant effect on world events.
1 class period
The lesson includes five reading sections entitled:
• The Postwar Period
• The Energy Crisis
• Falling Prices
• Wars Against Iraq
• The Future of Petroleum
Each section is followed by a series of True/False questions, as well as a Thought Question, all of which are based on information from the reading. The Thought Questions require brief written answers (20-40 words) and help students develop critical thinking skills.
Teacher Instructions and answer key included.