Global Studies I
Unit 2
Middle East Oil

AIM: How has the importance of petroleum played a role in the recent history of the Middle East?

Do Now: Gas prices have nearly doubled since 2003.  It is currently at $3.25 per gallon.  If the pattern continues, how much will a gallon of gas cost when you get your driver’s license in 2011?

Minimum wage was $5.15 an hour in 2003.  It is currently $5.85 and hour.  If this pattern continues how much will minimum wage be in 2011?

HW:Research the alternative energy sources (solar, wind, ethanol, & bio-diesel).  Explain the pros and cons of each.