These websites are about the economics behind OPEC. Learn about the impact OPEC has on the world economy and specifically the cost of gasoline. Explore the concepts of supply and demand and how it impacts the price of oil. Included are statistics, audio components, and (an interactive) lesson plans. Also included are eTheme Resources on Renewable and Non-Renewable Energy and Economics.
This site features a lesson plan to help students better understand the global oil economy and it's impact on gas prices. Students will take on the roll of a detective with the US Department of Energy working on behalf of the President to investigate who is to blame for rising gas prices.
This site has a lesson plan which takes a closer look at OPEC and what impact it has on world oil prices. Learn the economic relationships amongst related industries and the role, functions and relative successes of OPEC in achieving it's stated goals.
This site has a lesson plan focused on oil prices and it's impact on different communities. Learn how the rising cost of gas impacts communities around the world in different ways. The lesson plan includes discussion questions, activities and interdisciplinary connections for this topic.
This site has a detailed explanation of crude oil prices throughout modern history. Learn how this commodity has fluctuated prices based on the world's demand for a limited supply. Includes graphical representations of crude oil prices and crude oil prices in relation to world events.
This video explores the impact of the Oil Embargo of the 1970s. (Total running time: 7:50). Includes a video, quiz, timeline and transcript.
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NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.).
These websites are about energy resources, but renewable and non-renewable. You can find information on fossil fuels, solar power, wind power, geothermal energy, hydroelectricity, biomass energy, fuel cells, and nuclear power. There are statistics, experiments, videos, interviews with scientists, and lesson plans.
Learn about various economic concepts, including supply and demand, opportunity costs, natural, human, and capital resources. Includes many class activities, several online quizzes, and interactive games. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on taxes and economics terms.