College Board Recommended Lessons for AP Environmental Science

Gearing up for another great year of AP Environmental Science?! Then you won’t want to miss our blog series next week that will showcase three Population Education lessons all recommended by College Board.

As you put together your plans for the 2014-2015 school year consider incorporating Population Education into your curriculum. Human population related content makes up 70% of the required course knowledge for APES, this covers concepts from human population dynamics to human-environmental interaction, and here is where we come in. The lessons and activities we’ll showcase are hands-on, engaging, and fun, but more importantly they challenge students to tackle global environmental issues while working within the APES course framework. Whether you are looking for a lab, a summative assessment, or content extensions, Population Education has got you covered with materials that are classroom tested.

Over the next week we will highlight three lessons – Power of the Pyramids, Mining for Chocolate, and Go for the Green – that are routinely cited as valued resources in College Board’s official AP Environmental Science Teacher’s Guide. Each one of these lessons can be found in APES syllabi all over the country, preparing students for success in both APES courses and the APES exam. And not only are they aligned to the APES course framework, but they are also matched to state and national standards, including the Next Generation Science Standards. The lessons themselves stand alone and are easily inserted into established units and course plans. Each lesson is free and will be available immediately for download, so follow along all next week!