Curriculum Connections

The game is designed for Grade 9 and High School Social Studies and Science.

Social Studies 9

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?

9.2.6 - 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?

9.S.1 - develop skills of critical thinking and creative thinking:

  • evaluate, critically, ideas, information and positions from multiple perspectives

Social Studies 10-1 and 10-2

4.3 accept political, social and environmental responsibilities associated with global citizenship  

Social Studies 30-1 and 30-2

2.3 appreciate that individuals and groups may adhere to various ideologies

4.8 evaluate the extent to which ideology should shape responses to contemporary issues

Science 9

Unit D: Electrical Principles and Technologies

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

Stewardship

  • Students will be encouraged to: Demonstrate sensitivity and responsibility in pursuing a balance between the needs of humans and a sustainable environment

Science 10

Unit D: Energy Flow in Global Systems

 • assess, from a variety of perspectives, the risks and benefits of human activity, and its impact on the biosphere and the climate 

Science 14

Unit D: Investigating Matter and Energy in the Environment

 • trace the development of a technological application that has altered an ecosystem

Science 20

Unit A: Chemical Changes

• discuss the appropriateness, risks and benefits of technologies, assessing each potential application from a variety of perspectives, including sustainability

• explain that decisions regarding the application of scientific and technological development involve a variety of perspectives, including social, cultural, environmental, ethical and economic considerations

Science 24

Unit B: Understanding Common Energy Conversion Systems

4. Analyze and describe the impact of fossil fuel based technologies and their importance in meeting human needs

  • compare present fossil fuel consumption by industry, homes and automobiles with projected consumption in the future
  • describe the sources of fossil fuels; and describe, in general terms, the extraction and refining processes used to provide people with fossil fuels
  • assess the impact of fossil fuel based technologies on the environment 

Science 30

Unit D: Energy and the Environment

• describe the environmental impact of developing and using various energy sources

• describe the functioning of renewable energy technologies and assess their advantages and disadvantages