heat Teacher’s Guides


A Note about Internet Resources
Students need to be aware that Web sites sometimes only present one view of an issue. Encourage them to think about Web sites even as they are reading. Guiding questions as they review Web sites are: What did you learn from this site? What didn’t you learn from this site? Who sponsors this site? What bias might the sponsor have? How current is the site?

U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
This government Web site presents statements from the majority and minority political parties in environmental issues specific to climate change. The committee’s activities and calendar are listed, as well as contact information for committee members.

United States Climate Action Partnership
This site is sponsored by a group of business and leading environmental organizations to call on the federal government to enact strong national legislation to require significant reductions of greenhouse gas emissions. USCAP has issued a set of principles and recommendations on the urgent need for a policy framework on climate change.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Change Web site
This Web site has a wealth of information on the subject of climate change covering the science, economics, environment and health issues, and government policy. The site also features student activities and lessons.

Earth Day Network
Official site of the Earth Day Celebration, this site features more than 300 standard-based lesson plans, school greening tips, grants for teachers, and a network of more than 25,000 teachers to share ideas with.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
This Web site includes frequently asked questions on CAFÉ standards, CAFÉ data on American and imported cars, and fuel economy guide for estimating city and highway driving.

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