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Database Provider

Authors

Maine Climate Council, Maine.gov

Grades

6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, AP® / College

Subjects

Science, Social Studies, Earth and Space Sciences, Economics, Mathematics, Engineering

Resource Types

  • Interactive Media
  • Data

Regional Focus

North America, United States, USA - Northeast, Maine

Maine Won't Wait Dashboard and Interactive Map

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Synopsis
  • This interactive resource provides updated information about climate actions and investments throughout Maine and updates on various sustainability goals set by the state.
  • Each goal provides a graph of the annual progress towards the goal and the map provides details about each project or grant.
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • The map shows the approximate location of green projects and funding for green energy projects.
  • Students can track the progress of projects such as home weatherization, heat pump installations, and community resilience programs.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Students should have a basic understanding of how energy use can create greenhouse gas emissions.
  • You may need to zoom in before clicking on the different icons on the map in order to see them all.

Differentiation

  • Economics classes can discuss the effects of tax incentives, grants, and discounts on low-energy appliances, weatherization products, and renewable energy technology to households and the economy.
  • Science classes can discuss the climate benefits of conserving land that protects the ecosystem services, forests, grasslands, or other natural environments.
  • This resource can be used in math classes that are practicing making and reading graphs or that are learning how to analyze data gathered over time.
  • This could be a great bell-ringer for classes discussing state initiatives that support green jobs, green energy, or energy efficiency.
Scientist Notes
This map shows the progress of climate action in Maine and gives a direction for policymakers to prioritize the most crucial adaptation and mitigation projects to address climate change. This resource is recommended for teaching.
Standards
  • Common Core English Language Arts Standards (CCSS.ELA)
    • Reading: Informational Text (K-12)
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.2 Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
    • ETS1: Engineering Design
      • 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.
  • College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Standards
    • Dimension 2: Economics
      • D2.Eco.1.9-12 Analyze how incentives influence choices that may result in policies with a range of costs and benefits for different groups.
  • Common Core Math Standards (CCSS.MATH)
    • Functions: Interpreting Functions (9-12)
      • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSF.IF.B.6 Calculate and interpret the average rate of change of a function (presented symbolically or as a table) over a specified interval. Estimate the rate of change from a graph.
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