Petroleum and Your Community

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I was going to write a joke about oil, but it seemed crude. This lesson starts with a comparison of where the US gets oil from and how that has changed over time. After analyzing the data, scholars create a graph and use the Internet to find information specific to their state or region. This is the sixth in a series of eight lessons.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Create a crossword puzzle to help review vocabulary
  • Research how much oil remains in various oil fields
Classroom Considerations

  • Prior knowledge of how to extrapolate curves on a graph is required
Pros

  • Many math connections are included
  • Handout is an excellent source for information
Cons

  • Answer key is not provided
  • Document permissions do not allow for printing
Common Core