Lesson Plan

Grades 9-12

Cap and Trade Game

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1 hour

SUBJECTS: Science, Social Studies

TOPICS: Economics, Climate Change

Resource Overview

Students play a game that simulates a cap and trade system, and analyze its successes and weaknesses as a policy to reduce emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases.

Students will be able to:
  • Record data, track financial transactions, and make strategic decisions during a multi-round cap and trade simulation.
  • Explain the concept of cap and trade in their own words.
  • Identify advantages and disadvantages of cap and trade policies designed to reduce emissions.
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Features of This Resource

  • Analyzing costs and benefits
  • All game pieces are printable and included
  • Vocabulary includes: carbon tax, climate change, emissions trading, greenhouse effect, greenhouse gas, market-based solution

How Do I Get This Lesson Plan?

This lesson plan must be purchased as part of a lesson packet or as part of a full curriculum that is available in our store.

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