This resource would work in any class that is discussing equity in city planning, public transportation, health in cities, or carbon footprints.
This resource would be an excellent culminating activity or assessment after using the resources listed above, or others that detail different aspects of street design or sustainability.
Students can create a street and write a reflection detailing their choices, the steps they took to complete their street, and how what they learned in the process.
With the help of this resource, students learn how to plan a smart city or street. They will need to be familiar with the distance between each feature and their functionality. This is quite informative and is suggested for use in the classroom.
Science and Engineering
ETS1: Engineering Design
HS-ETS1-1 Analyze a major global challenge to specify qualitative and quantitative criteria and constraints for solutions that account for societal needs and wants.
HS-ETS1-2 Design a solution to a complex real-world problem by breaking it down into smaller, more manageable problems that can be solved through engineering.
HS-ETS1-4 Use a computer simulation to model the impact of proposed solutions to a complex real-world problem with numerous criteria and constraints on interactions within and between systems relevant to the problem.
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.
Geography 1 (F1): Students understand the geography of the community, Maine, the United States, and various regions of the world, and geographic influences on life in the past, present, and future by using the geographic grid and a variety of types of maps, including digital sources, to locate and access relevant geographic information that reflects multiple perspectives.