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Population Education

Population Map

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Here is a very interesting graphic of a world map where each country's size is adjusted accordingly to its population. The bottom row of the document also includes several maps depicting the major shifts and growth of the world...
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World Population Activity II: Excel

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students import UNEP World population data/projections from either the World Population Prospects: The 2002 Revision Population Database - UN Population Division or a text file. They graph this data by itself, and then along with...
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The World Population: Logistic Model

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Learners explore the various uses of the logistic function. Students use the internet to collect world population data and find a logistic model for their data and use their chosen model to predict future populations.
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Math Today - World Population Milestones

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Learners use the data from USA TODAY Snapshot "World population milestones" to explore and explain the trends in the world population.
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Factors In Population Growth

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine both historical and recent estimates of world population. They identify regions of the world that have had significant population growth in the last decade and speculate on reasons for this.
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World Population Activity I: Excel

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Young scholars use Excel to explore population dynamics using the Logistic equation for (S-shaped) population growth. This activity is primarily intended as an introductory tutorial on using Excel.
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Exponential Growth—U.S. Population and World Population

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
Show how exponential growth can look linear. Pupils come to understand the importance of looking at the entire picture as they compare the US population to the world population. Initially, the populations look linear with the same rate...
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World Population Day

For Students 5th - 10th
In this World Population Day learning exercise, students complete activities such as reading a passage, phrase matching, fill in the blanks, correct words, multiple choice, spelling sequencing, scrambled sentences, asking questions,...
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Population Density

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners examine world population density and population distribution. They create pie charts showing population distribution and analyze population patterns in the United States and major regions of the world. They identify...
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Food, the Carbon Cycle and Global Warming

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
As the world population increases, demands on the carbon cycle also increase. A well-designed instructional activity first explores the greenhouse effect and its impact on global warming. Further sections have pupils study the effect of...
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Global Community: T-Shirt Activity

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Examine fair trade and the impacts it has on the global community. Kids consider how t-shirts are made, where they come from, and how fair trade works. They design t-shirts that describe the affects of fair trade on various populations...
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Population Biology - Biology Teaching Thesis

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the effects of different density-dependent and density-independent factors on population growth. They explore how the interactions of organisms can affect population growth. Students explore the pattern of population...
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The Neolithic Agricultural Revolution

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
What effect could one person's invention have on the human race? In the case of the Neolithic Agricultural Revolution, small improvements in farming methods led to increased food production. The human population began to boom, leading us...
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Effects of Global Warming

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Your learners have probably heard of climate change, but do they really understand what it is? Study the history, details, and future implications of global warming and the greenhouse effect with a set of activities designed for an...
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Population Explosion

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine both historical and recent estimates of world population. They identify regions of the world that have had significant population growth in the last decade and speculate on reasons for this.
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Population Connection

Where Do We Grow from Here?

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Did you know that the population is expected to grow to 11 billion by 2100? The resource serves final installment in a six-part series on the global population and its effects. Scholars interpret data from the United Nations about the...
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The Peopling of Our Planet

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
How many people live on the planet, anyway? The first resource in a six-part series covers the topic of the world population. Scholars work in groups to conduct research and make population posters after learning about the global...
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Epidemic Proportions

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners research epidemics that have devastated world population at various points in history. They share and calculate statistics obtained in their research and develop graphs comparing and contrasting how different epidemics affect...
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Population

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students study populations throughout History.
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Whoa! Slow Down-Some of You!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners analyze demographic data (growth rate, natural increase, fertility rate, crude birth rates, and crude death rates) and determine which areas of the world contain the fastest and slowest growth rates. They construct population...
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Population Connection

The Carbon Crunch

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Carbon is in the air; should we care? Teach the class why it is important to pay attention to carbon levels and how the world population and various countries across the globe affect the carbon levels in the atmosphere. High schoolers...
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Exploring the Global Security Matrix

For Students 12th - Higher Ed
Using online and newspaper resources, small groups explore the issue of global security. They answer 13 different questions on three pages that have them consider multiple risks posed by a global security system. 
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Social Studies: Area and Population Density

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Math scholars of many ages examine the concept of population density and then discuss the significance of the population densities of Minnesota and China. They figure the population density of their school.
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Population Pyramids

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explain the significance of population trends on world regions. They define relevant population vocabulary and examine age-gender patterns at various scales.

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