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Acid Rain in Europe, 1979-1989
by David E. Henderson and Susan K. Henderson
Your pollution is killing my fish. STOP!
Acid Rain in Europe, 1979-1989 covers the negotiation of the Long Range Transport Pollution treaty. This was the first ever international pollution control treaty and remains at the forefront of addressing European pollution. This game can be used in a variety of ways and to examine either sulfur dioxide pollution, nitrogen oxide pollution, or both. This game includes summaries of a number of relevant technical articles to support student arguments. Students must deal with the limitations of national resources as they decide how much of their limited money to spend.
This game is part of Environmental Science and International Politics, which features two Reacting games in one volume, immersing students in the complex process of negotiating international treaties to control environmental pollution. The issues are similar in all the modules; environmental justice, national sovereignty, and the inherent uncertainty of the costs and benefits of pollution control. Students also must understand the basic science of each problem and possible solutions.
Using the Game
There are three short games nested in the full game, with separate role sheets and Instructor's Manuals for each: 1979-1984, 1984 only, or 1987 only.
Reacting Consortium members can access all downloadable materials (including expanded and updated materials) below. You will be asked to sign in before downloading. Basic game materials (Gamebook, Role Sheets, Instructor's Manual, and other materials) are available to any instructor through the publisher.
Students need a Gamebook, which includes directions, resources, and historical content. The Environmental Science and International Politics Gamebook is published by Reacting Consortium Press.
PAPERBACK ISBN: 978-1-4696-4029-7
EBOOK ISBN: 978-1-4696-4030-3
Role Sheets and Add'l Materials
Students also need a Role Sheet, which contains biographical information, role-specific resources or assignments, and their character's secret victory objectives.
Download the Role Sheets and Handouts for Acid Rain
Download the Role Sheets and Handouts for European Response to NOx
.zip file of .pdf, .doc, .docx, .pptx, and .xlsx files.
The Instructor's Manual includes guidance for assigning roles, presenting historical context, assignments, activities and discussion topics, and more.
VERSION 6.0b. .docx file.
David E. Henderson
David E. Henderson is Professor Emeritus at Trinity College (Connecticut). He is the author of several Reacting game modules on science, public policy, and religion.
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Susan K. Henderson
Susan K. Henderson is Professor Emeritus at Quinnipiac University. She is the author of several Reacting game modules on science and public policy.
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"Acid Rain has been used in [high school]. We ran a summer workshop on climate change for [high school] sophomores that went really well."