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D=Demographic Concepts; E=Environmental Connections; S=Societal Connections
PDF Description Curriculum
How Many Fish in the Sea? Activity: Students estimate a fish population (using goldfish crackers on a flat surface) by sampling. COP, TP
How Much Space Do We Need? Activity: Through research and analysis of their consumption of renewable resources, students measure the amount of land that they would need to support themselves. MPDR, TP
If Money Won't Buy It ... Activity: As an exercise in critical thinking, students evaluate the environmental impact of their lifestyles. P&P
If the World Were an Apple/Si el mundo fuera una manzana NM
Illustrating Birth and Death Rates PopMap
In Search of Sustainable Life Activity: Through class brainstorming and a cooperative learning activity, students develop an index of what they consider a healthy community. EM, Urbanization, P&P
It's in the Bag: The Grocery Store Dilemma Activity: Students learn about the complexity of environmental decision-making by researching and debating the choice between paper and plastic grocery bags. EM, Solid Waste
Land Use Squared PopMap
Lessons for Life Activity: Students will read and discuss a short conversation between two Kenyan girls, watch and listen to two photo essays of school girls in less developed countries, and interpret a graph correlating literacy and fertility rates worldwide. W7B
Lessons from the Lorax Activity: As a class, students listen to a reading of Dr. Seuss' The Lorax and discuss lessons from the book. COP