Sunday, October 17, 2010
Lesson Plans: The World without Oil
Get Into The Game
A global oil crisis has begun. Oil usage worldwide has increased to where the oil supply can only meet 95% of it. Begin the inquiry into the effects of less oil in our lives.
How Bad Can It Get?
Fuel prices rise in anticipation of when actual supplies start to run short. It's clear that there is no quick fix to the shortage. Tensions start to rise.
Life Is Starting To Change
Widespread changes are starting. Goods and services that depended on cheap oil are failing.
Elasticity and Collapse
This lesson investigates the factors that define elasticity in relation to oil – factors such as lifestyle, geography, setting and community.
The oil crisis has caused some nations to reconsider their foreign policy objectives – and to aggressively seek to acquire oil.
Food Without Oil
The impact of oil on our food supply is one of the most serious aspects of the oil crisis. Shortages are forcing many people to look for locally grown food.
Governments have been hit as hard as anyone by the crisis, leading to the existence of red and green zones in cities and refugee camps in the country.
Preparation and Community
With problems piling up and the government unable to help, many communities across the nation are turning inward for solutions.
Now that the crisis has stabilized, how do we go forward? How do we balance our desire for energy's benefits with the risks and costs of procuring it?
Your World Without Oil
Help out the World Without Oil team. Script and deliver your own citizen report that communicates what is happening to you in the crisis.