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Author

Maine Climate Council

Grades

9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subjects

Science, Social Studies, Economics, Engineering

Resource Type

  • Article

Regional Focus

North America, United States, USA - Northeast, Maine

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Synopsis
  • This resource provides numerous articles about climate action in Maine, including green technology and new programs that are being utilized throughout the state.
  • Students can learn about a teacher-led climate workshop, Maine's Community Resilience Partnership, and the installation of solar panels across the state.
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • This webpage features a short interview with a climate scientist.
  • The stories can provide a positive message, as they focus on solutions and actions.

Additional Prerequisites

  • If you scroll down to the bottom you'll see the "Next page" icon.
  • Students should have a basic understanding of greenhouse gas emissions and how they impact the planet.

Differentiation

  • Portions of this webpage could enhance an analysis on the mechanics of Maine's Community Resilience Plan, what this plan accomplishes, and its effectiveness at addressing climate change.
  • This webpage could augment a classroom discussion about Maine's political context, how this context differs from other states, and how these differences lead to diverging policy outcomes.
  • The article about EV repair training could support a classroom discussion about the obstacles that come with implementing electric vehicles nationwide, how those obstacles could be resolved, and what other careers may be connected to climate solutions.
  • This webpage could supplement a lesson on how negative externalities, such as climate change, can influence government policies.
Scientist Notes
This website from the Maine Climate Council provides a wealth of information about what people within the state are doing to get ahead of the climate challenges. The articles cover topics such as solar energy incorporation, resiliency, vulnerability assessments, and the use of electric and hybrid vehicles; all of which can help lower carbon footprints. This website would be a great resource to any classroom discussion on community engagement actions to combat climate change. This resource is recommended for teaching.
Standards

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  • English Language Arts
    • Reading: Informational Text (K-12)
      • RI.11-12.2 Determine two or more central ideas of a text and analyze their development and how they interact to provide a complex analysis; provide an objective summary of the text.
  • Science
    • 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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