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D=Demographic Concepts; E=Environmental Connections; S=Societal Connections
PDF Description Curriculum
Demographic Facts of Life Activity: Students calculate the rate of natural increase and corresponding doubling time for several countries. Students calculate the time it has taken for the world to replace the number of people lost in historic disasters. EM, Population Dynamics
Development in Motion W7B, PopMap
Dinner for the World Activity: Students participate in a luncheon-game that simulates inequities in the global distribution of food and wealth. EM, Food&Hunger, P&P
Double Take Activity: Students listen to a mathematical folktale and mathematical riddles and solve related word problems. COP
Double Trouble Activity: Students explore the concepts of exponential growth and doubling time through a lab activity with yeast and an analysis of the human population growth curve. EM, Population Dynamics
Earth Cookie Activity: Students decorate a cookie that represents the basic portions of the Earth, and develop an appreciation for the limited farmland. COP, TP
Earth: The Apple of Our Eye (elem) COP, TP
Earth: The Apple of Our Eye (int/sec) EM, Food&Hunger, P&P, TP
Eco-Ethics Activity: While considering various dilemmas, students examine their own values and beliefs related to environmental issues, and evaluate possible actions they might take that have an impact on the environment. P&P, TP
Educating Wanjiku P&P, TP