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Authors

Adrian Haßler, Chandni Dwarkasing

Grades

6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subjects

Science, Social Studies, Biology, Earth and Space Sciences, Economics, Civics, English Language Arts, Math, Justice, Climate Action

Resource Type

  • Article

Regional Focus

Global

Format

PDF

Degrowth of Aviation: Reducing Air Travel in a Just Way

Synopsis
  • This 52-page report describes the ways we can attempt to decrease emissions from the aviation sector in a socially just manner. Students will: 
    • Read the report, which is broken into 9 chapters.
    • Observe images, charts, "info boxes," and diagrams.
    • Reference a number of other articles and reports cited in the document.
    • Learn about ways to curb emissions from air travel and air transport.

Teaching Tips

Positives

  • This paper provides an environmental justice component and solutions to the discussion of limiting air travel and air transport for a just transition to a more sustainable world.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Students should know how to read a bar graph.

Differentiation

  • The charts provide an opportunity for math teachers to incorporate climate change and social justice to their curriculum, while the discussions about taxes and equity provide connections to civics and social studies.
Scientist Notes
This resource is recommended to provide knowledge on carbon footprint from airplanes and ways to degrow the sector and transition to 100% clean transportation system. There is no contradiction in the content of this resource.
Standards
  • 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.
  • Common Core English Language Arts Standards (CCSS.ELA)
    • Reading: Science & Technical Subjects (6-12)
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.1 Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts.
  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • HS-ESS3-4 Evaluate or refine a technological solution that reduces impacts of human activities on natural systems.
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