Battle Behind the Pumps - Exploring Supply & Demand

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After considering the role that gasoline plays in our lives and our dependence on it as a society, learners participate in a reading activity discussing why the price of oil is increasing. They will then simulate being members of a committee that must review a bill to suspend a fuel tax, acting as special interest groups and legislators.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • Includes well-designed worksheets that call for critical thinking skills, including graph analysis, evaluations, and drawing predictions and conclusions
  • All activity and instructional materials included
Cons

  • Lesson plan was designed for North Carolina, but activity and lesson objectives can be adapted for other state policies