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.
College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Standards
Dimension 2: Civics
D2.Civ.12.6-8 Assess specific rules and laws (both actual and proposed) as means of addressing public problems.
Dimension 2: Economics
D2.Eco.1.6-8 Explain how economic decisions affect the well-being of individuals, businesses, and society.
D2.Eco.2.6-8 Evaluate alternative approaches or solutions to current economic issues in terms of benefits and costs for different groups and society as a whole.
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
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.