Based on The Lorax by Dr. Seuss, How Bad Can We Be is a game that challenges students to explore the value of our natural resources. By exploring various manufacturing methods, students will discover the lasting effects on both the environment and the economy. The game itself includes ALL printable pieces required and can be played with students of all ages. A bonus expansion pack allows environmental, social and economic factors to influence the game with a variety of outcomes. Students can play individually, in groups or the game can be played as a whole class. Instructions included describe how the game can be modified for students as young as Kindergarten. Within the game materials, you will find a link to a video showing the game being played. Teacher instructions provide the background knowledge required for you to set the stage for this exciting and fun lesson in ecological economics.
Also included are a variety of resources such as links to video clips, read-alouds, cooperative learning activities, art projects, ELA worksheets, exit ticket questions and MORE.