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Energy Crisis: Then and Now

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Using political cartoons, scholars analyze the energy crisis of the 1970s and '80s, comparing and contrasting it to current tensions with oil. Display the 6 cartoons (linked) to the class, and demonstrate analysis using the worksheet (included). Allow learners to choose a remaining historical cartoon to compare to a modern-day energy cartoon. Consider having pupils fill out the worksheet for the older cartoon and the modern one, then create a Venn Diagram to compare them.

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