The Negative Externalities Game: Collective Action to Address Climate Change

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Learning Outcomes

  • Students will understand the concept of negative externalities.
  • Students will understand the concept of climate change as a negative externality.
  • Students will understand the need for government intervention to address climate change.
  • Students will understand the effects of collective action to address a negative externality.

Curriculum Connections

Grade 10 Science
Grade 10 - 12 Environmental Science in British Columbia
Grade 10 - 11 Social Studies in Alberta
Grade 12 Canada & World Studies in Ontario

Length of Activity

1 to 1.5 hours

Materials List

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

Online Lesson Format