Putting Energy in Perspective includes the reading A Short History of Energy and an activity creating a timeline of energy use from 1800 untill today. It is adapted from the Union of Concerned Scientists.
In a second activity, students look at Home for the Holidays, and how energy impacts a holiday meal. They are asked to examine where foods come from, how they are cooked and stored. In a twist, they look back from 50-200 years to look for changes, and use their imaginations to forecast a meal of the future.