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America's Big Year of Climate Action Educator Guide from MIT's TILclimate Podcast

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Grade Level Grades 9-12, Higher Education
Resource Type Activity, Handout
Standards Alignment
Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards

About This Lesson

Three major federal bills were signed into law in 2021 and 2022, which together make up the largest investment in addressing climate change in US history. Students explore the differences and interactions of the three laws, investigate local impacts, and design their own climate-related bill.

SWBAT

  • Explain key differences between the climate-related provisions of the Inflation Reduction, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs, and the CHIPS and Science Acts
  • Understand the concepts of “carrots” and “sticks” in government action

Skills

  • Reading and discussing public-facing government documents
  • Systems thinking
  • Critical thinking

Resources

Files

TILclimate America Big Year Educator Guide FULL.pdf

Activity
August 16, 2023
296.56 KB

How to Use TILclimate Educator Guides.pdf

Handout, Worksheet
August 16, 2023
314.92 KB

Standards

Write arguments focused on discipline-specific content.
Write arguments focused on discipline-specific content.
Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) evaluating the credibility and accuracy of each source.
Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 11–12 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) in order to make informed decisions and solve problems, evaluating the credibility and accuracy of each source and noting any discrepancies among the data.
Evaluate or refine a technological solution that reduces impacts of human activities on natural systems.
Evaluate a solution to a complex real-world problem based on prioritized criteria and trade-offs that account for a range of constraints, including cost, safety, reliability, and aesthetics, as well as possible social, cultural, and environmental impacts.

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