Lesson Plan: Teaching The Tragedy of the Commons using Climate-Related Examples

As a teacher of undergraduate Economics you can use this set of computer-based tools when teaching The Tragedy of the Commons.

Your current lesson plan can be augmented with the following resources of this toolkit

  1. Video that introduces the concept of Tragedy of the Commons
  2. Reading Climate Change: The Ultimate Tragedy of the Commons?
  3. Laboratory Activity in which the atmosphere of planet Earth can be considered as a “commons” and that it is affected by human activities such as global warming.

Thus, the use of this toolkit allows you to integrate the teaching of a climate science topic with a core topic in Economics.