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Social Studies • Grades 10 - 12

Climate Change Policy Simulator Activity

Students will learn that there are no clear and easy policy answers- there are no policies that meet all potential criteria for ‘good’ climate change policy. Students will learn to think critically about climate policy options when they read about them in the media, and when presented by governments and stakeholders as preferred policy solutions.

Social Studies • Grades 10 - 12

Climate Change Policy and Indigenous Relations

Learners will understand policy in the context of Indigenous relations. They will be able to think critically about engagement when designing policies and will learn about Indigenous youth engagement and empowerment in shaping a low carbon future.

Social Studies • Grades 10 - 12

Climate Policy Options

Students will learn about the different climate policy options. Students will learn that all climate change policy tools have co-benefits and tradeoffs, and that policy design often requires a weighing of co-benefits and tradeoffs. Students will understand how climate policies have been implemented in different jurisdictions, and the successes and challenges in implementation.

Social Studies • Grades 10 - 12

Evolution of Climate Science

Students will explore the evolution of climate science. They will learn about key events in the history of climate study and explore the debate around climate science denial.

Social Studies • Grades 10 - 12

Exploring the Need for Climate Policy - Decoding Carbon

Students will explore and understand the effects of the climate change crisis from different perspectives. Starting from a global overview, to national and then to a local perspective, students will notice the change in scope and approach towards tackling the climate crisis.

Social Studies • Grades 10 - 12

Global Impacts of Climate Change

Students will explore the impacts of climate change in Canada and around the world. Students will learn about the predicted impacts under different temperature increase scenarios.

Social Studies • Grades 10 - 12

How Does Canada Contribute to Global GHG Emissions?

Students will understand Canada’s historic and current emissions relative to other countries. Students will explore and answer the question “Considering Canada’s emissions relative to other countries, why should Canada act on climate change?."

Social Studies • Grades 10 - 12

How is Climate Change Shaping this World?

Students will explore and understand the effects of the climate change crisis from different perspectives. Starting from a global overview, to national and then to a local perspective, students will notice the change in scope and approach towards tackling the climate crisis.

Social Studies • Grades 10 - 12

Market Failures: What Role Can Policy Play in Building a Low Carbon Future?

Program: <strong>Decoding Carbon</strong><br> Students will understand what is climate policy. Students will understand how policy can regulate negative externalities in a market. Students will learn about Canadian climate policies and laws.

Social Studies • Grades 10 - 12

The Negative Externalities Game: Collective Action to Address Climate Change

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