Economics or social studies classes could have a debate on carbon taxes.
Economics and civics classes could compare sugary drink taxes, which have been enacted in some American cities, to carbon taxes. Students could compare the taxes' goals and discuss whether or not they have yielded similar results.
The resource explains the benefits of carbon taxation and pricing. This measure helps to reduce CO2 emissions from polluters and reduces taxes on low-income communities. This resource is recommended for teaching.
Science and Engineering
ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
HS-ESS3-2 Evaluate competing design solutions for developing, managing, and utilizing energy and mineral resources based on cost-benefit ratios.
Civics & Government
Civics & Government 1 (D2): Students understand the basic ideals, purposes, principles, structures, and processes of constitutional government in Maine and the United States as well as examples of other forms of government in the world by comparing how laws are made in Maine and at the federal level in the United States.
Personal Finance & Economics
Personal Finance (F1): Students understand the principles and processes of personal finance by explaining how scarcity influences choices and relates to the market economy.