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Is There a Future in Oil?

This is a media literacy activity in which students analyze two video clips with the following question in mind: Is there a future in oil? One of the videos features a speaker representing the American Petroleum Institute who highlights the economic benefits of increasing oil and gas production while the other video clip features speakers from the Rockefeller Brothers Funds and who present the economic and environmental reasons to divest from fossil fuels and support renewable energy sources.

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Relevant Subject Area(s)

Environmental Studies, US History And Government, US History, Civics And Government, Economics

Grade Level(s)

Middle School, High School, College

Media Type(s)

Web Video


Cindy Kramer & Sox Sperry

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Resource Standard Common Core ELA Strand
Reading: History Social Studies (RH)