Unintended Consequences — Positive and Negative Externalities
Submitted By:Michael Ryan Moore, University of Pennsylvania, GSE
Date:November 6, 2011
Grade Level(s):9, 10, 11, 12
In this lesson, students are introduced to positive and negative externalities. Using the article, “Social Responsibility in the Corporate World,” students will discuss corporate responsibility for negative social outcomes. In particular, students will work in groups, each tackling a particular industry, and that industry’s response to negative externalities.