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Environmental Justice Atlas

Grades

9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subjects

Science, Social Studies, Biology, Earth and Space Sciences, Economics, Civics, Geography, Justice, Health, World Languages, Spanish, French, Arabic, Chinese, Other

Resource Type

  • Interactive Media

Regional Focus

Global

Map of Airport-Related Injustice and Resistance

Synopsis
  • This interactive map shows sites of conflict related to airports and aviation around the world. 
  • Students can also use the map to explore CO2 emissions from aviation by country (and per-capita, tourism-adjusted data), observe where all major and mid-size airports are located around the world, and explore countries' vulnerability to climate disruptions.
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • Students can explore the details of conflicts happening all over the world related to airports and aviation by clicking on the location.
  • After clicking on a location, students can click "see more" and then select from seven orange language icons in the sidebar to view the entire site in translation.

Additional Prerequisites

  •  Students should know how to read a map.
  •  Students must de-select options in the legend to see other options if they are listed below the previously selected option.

Differentiation

  • Students could choose a site and do research to find more updated information on the conflict.
  • In social studies or civics classes, students could discuss what purposes maps like this one could serve in slowing airport-related climate change problems.
Scientist Notes
This resource is suitable for providing insights on Airport related conflicts as a result of land degradation. The resource is recommended for teaching.
Standards
  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • HS-ESS3-3 Create a computational simulation to illustrate the relationships among management of natural resources, the sustainability of human populations, and biodiversity.
  • College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Standards
    • Dimension 2: Civics
      • D2.Civ.12.9-12 Analyze how people use and challenge local, state, national, and international laws to address a variety of public issues.
    • Dimension 2: Geography
      • D2.Geo.2.9-12 Use maps, satellite images, photographs, and other representations to explain relationships between the locations of places and regions and their political, cultural, and economic dynamics.
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