The game is designed for Grade 9 Social Studies and Science. There are definitely opportunities to play the Energy Transition Game in high school as well.
Primary: Social Studies
9.1.4 - examine the structure of Canada's federal political system by exploring and reflecting upon the following questions and issues:
- How do lobby groups impact government decision making?
9.2.1 - appreciate the values underlying economic decision making in Canada and the United States
9.2.3 - appreciate the impact of government decision making on quality of life
9.2.6 - assess, critically, the interrelationship between political decisions and economic systems by exploring and reflecting upon the following questions and issues:
- How is a political party's philosophy reflected in its platform?
- How do government decisions on environmental issues impact quality of life?
Skills and Processes
9.S.1 - develop skills of critical thinking and creative thinking:
- evaluate, critically, ideas, information and positions from multiple perspectives
- generate creative ideas and strategies in individual and group activities
9.S.8 - demonstrate skills of oral, written and visual literacy:
- communicate in a persuasive and engaging manner through speeches, multimedia presentations and written and oral reports, taking particular audiences and purposes into consideration
- use skills of informal debate to persuasively express differing viewpoints regarding an issue
- listen to others to understand their perspectives
Unit D: Electrical Principles and Technologies
Outcomes for Science, Technology and Society (STS) and Knowledge
4. Describe and discuss the societal and environmental implications of the use of electrical energy
- identify and evaluate sources of electrical energy, including oil, gas, coal, biomass, wind and solar
- describe the by-products of electrical generation and their impacts on the environment
- identify concerns regarding conservation of energy resources, and evaluate means for improving the sustainability of energy use
Interest in Science
- Students will be encouraged to: Show interest in science-related questions and issues, and confidently pursue personal interests and career possibilities within science-related fields
- Students will be encouraged to: Appreciate that scientific understanding evolves from the interaction of ideas involving people with different views and backgrounds
- Students will be encouraged to: Demonstrate sensitivity and responsibility in pursuing a balance between the needs of humans and a sustainable environment