- This website report is broken down into various topics, making it easier to digest; it also presents the data in graphs and diagrams to help students visualize the data.
- The interactive portions of this resource allow students to explore different parts of the United States.
- Students should know how to read a bar graph and pie chart.
- Cross-curricular connections could be made with classes covering social justice, environmental justice, civics, climate change, and human health.
- Have students access the report card for a state or ZIP code of interest. Allow students to explore the data and ask questions. What are they surprised by? What is not surprising?
- As an extension, consider having students get involved in a local initiative to improve their air quality. There are several recommendations for action listed in the resource that students of any age could try.
- Individuals or groups of students could draft letters to their local, state, or national government officials to request they enact or support the enforcement of air quality regulations.