The Negative Externalities Game: Collective Action to Address Climate Change

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this activity learners will:
  • Understand the concept of negative externalities.
  • Understand the concept of climate change as a negative externality.
  • Understand the need for government intervention to address climate change.
  • Understand the effects of collective action to address a negative externality.

Curriculum Connections

Grade 10 Science
Grade 10 Social Studies
Grade 11 Social Studies
British Columbia

Grade 10 Science
Grade 10 Environmental Science
Grade 11 Environmental Science
Grade 12 Environmental Science

Grade 10 Science
Grade 12 Canada & World Studies

Length of Activity

1 to 1.5 hours

Materials List

Topic Backgrounder
Marking Rubric
TEG Calculator
Computer (with Microsoft Excel)

Online Lesson Format