Social Studies Activities

Students will graph data relevant to the sources of energy use in the United States, world crude oil reserves, and products refined from petroleum. Graphs will act as springboard for discussion. Data will be analyzed and a time line constructed depicting the chronology of world oil market events 1970 - 1996.

Students may also research oil spills that occurred over the past ten years. Draw a map of the world and show the areas that have encountered oil spills. Make a graph showing the tons of oil spilled each year for the last ten years.