This content resource is a feature on the energy crisis of the 1970s and its impact on the use of natural resources, specifically petroleum. It gives a background and brief history of the problem, as well as the causes and effects; it also lists new policies and changing ideas that resulted from the crisis. This resource can be a student or teacher resource; the information is brief but informative, and can be copied and pasted into another document in case a teacher wanted to distribute the information to their students. This resource will help students understand the impact of changes in technology, transportation and communication affect the patterns of economic activities and the use of productive resources.
Social Studies Standards (2001)
Grade Level Indicators (Grade 10)
Describe how changes in technology, transportation and communication affect the location and patterns of economic activities and use of productive resources.