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Why Plan a Population Ed In-Service?

With so many Population Ed materials on-line and at your fingertips, you might wonder what you and your fellow educators… Read more »

The “Dot” Video: Simulating two thousand years of population growth in seven minutes

The World Population Video is one of Population Education’s signature teaching tools, simulating the history of population growth over the… Read more »

A closer look at the global challenges from the World of 7 Billion student video contest

Hopefully, you’ve already thought about how you will incorporate the World of 7 Billion student video contest into your classes.… Read more »

How can you make Population Education lessons locally relevant?

Last week, I presented six workshops at three universities in northern Utah – Weber State University, Utah Valley University, and… Read more »

Using flower pots and seeds to simulate population density for young learners

As we posted last week, no classroom is too young to talk about population issues. Crowding Can Be Seedy takes… Read more »

What is the Global Gender Gap?

Whether it’s Saudi women protesting for the right to drive cars or a Pakistani girl (Malala) speaking out for girls’… Read more »

How can we teach population to early childhood students?

At first glance, it may seem that population issues are too complex to teach to students in grades K-2. Not… Read more »

Video Post: Web of Life – A lesson plan on Interconnections in Nature

In an ecosystem, everything is connected to everything else, and the well-being of one can affect the well-being of all.… Read more »

What is a Population Pyramid?

Population pyramids are used by demographers as a tool for understanding the make-up of a given population, whether a city,… Read more »

How to engage AP Human Geography students in hands-on population activities

Calls came into our office this month from teachers at two DC area high schools asking for guest speakers on… Read more »