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Geopolitics of an Increased Demand for Oil

IB DP Geography
       
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Base Knowledge and Understanding

Base knowledge and understanding

 
Video Clip
Data Visualization
   
Definition  
 
 
 
 
 
News Article
Words to be defined
 
Base Level

Context

 

Aims of this lesson:

  • To examine the geopolitical impacts of the increased demand for and production of oil.
 
Geography Activities

Synthesis

 
Geography Activities
Geography Activities

Article Speed Dating

The students get 6-8 minutes with each article to make notes under the given subheadings of ownership, internal pressures, political cooperation and resource nationalism. The aim is to increase knowledge and understanding as well as develop research skills.
 
Research

Ownership

Falklands oil claims
 
BBC News
  Q&A: The Falklands oil row [17 February 2010]
 
Research

Internal Pressures

Ghana Oil Fields
 
BBC News
  Ghana oil begins pumping for first time [15 December 2010]
 
Research

Political Cooperation and Interdependency

Russia-China Pipeline
 
Hyperlink
  FT.com - Russia opens China pipeline for Siberian oil [29 August 2010]
 
Research

Resource Nationalism

Brazilian Oil Fields
 
The New York Times
  Brazil Seeks More Control of Oil Beneath Its Seas [17 August 2009]
 
Geography Review

Review

 
 
Make notes from the video using an online tool making sure that you are able to 'examine the geopolitical impacts of the increased demand for and production of oil'.
 

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