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.
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.
6.8 Evaluate alternative approaches or solutions to economic issues in terms of benefits and costs for historically marginalized groups and individuals in early major western and non-western civilizations.
7.8 Examine how economic decisions affect the well-being of individuals, businesses, and society.