The National Farmers Union has released a fantastic resource that can be used by high school or college instructors or anyone trying to educate high school-age students through adults on some of the basics of renewable energy policy in the U.S. – and its relevance to agriculture.
If you are involved with your local Ohio Farmers Union county chapter, consider using the adult materials to lead a discussion at your next meeting. If you are involved with a youth group in your area, you’ll find some outstanding materials to use with kids grades 9-12.
“Renewable energy is fast becoming a way of life for millions of Americans,” said NFU President Roger Johnson. “Technological advances are delivering sustainable, reliable, and increasingly affordable sources of renewable energy. At the same time, Americans are curious about the economic and environmental costs of relying on fossil fuels.”
Lessons are available for use with students in high school grades 9-12, as well as separate lessons for both college and adult students. Each module contains three unique areas of focus, for a total of nine different lesson plans. The sessions are tailored to appeal to the specific audiences and use a variety of educational activities to engage students in the learning process. The lessons come with separate guides and resource sheets to assist teachers in understanding and implementing the curriculum.
You can find all of the information at nfu.org or use the page on the OFU site: Renewable Energy Curriculum.