Geography of Oil Drilling in the Gulf of Mexico

This Geography of Oil Drilling in the Gulf of Mexico lesson plan also includes:

Prior to class, individuals visit the Department of Energy website to examine the process of refining oil. After discussing what they learned, they find the Gulf of Mexico on a richly illustrated map that specifically indicates where offshore drilling has taken place. The lesson does not occupy a lot of time, but the visuals are impacting and can move learners toward becoming responsible citizens in the future.

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Pros

  • Increases awareness of environmental concerns
Cons

  • None