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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 »

Teachers demonstrate "Crowding Can Be Seedy" activity

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 »

Girls in School

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 »

What “Matters” in the Year Ahead

The beginning of a new school year is an exciting time, but it can also be an intimidating time for… Read more »

Back to School with Population Education

Welcome to a new version of our website and the start of our PopEd Blogs.  We hope you’ll find many… Read more »