An overview of the concepts and themes covered throughout the Population Education program — the history of our growth and how agriculture and technology enabled our increase; the concept of zero population growth (zpg) and carrying capacity; statistics showing the impact of our growth and consumption.
The Common Core Standards call for contextual learning, higher order thinking, and adaptive reasoning in English language arts and mathematics. Population Education materials give students a framework for building these skills in a meaningful way.
International Baccalaureate and Population Education: Primary Years Programme
The IB Primary Years Programme emphasizes human relationships with the environment and focuses on the theme of “Sharing the Planet.” Population Education materials encourage students to think globally and consider the impacts of the natural world – a perfect fit for the six themes of the the IB Early Years Programme.
A variety of teaching strategies and interdisciplinary themes are used in Population Education lessons, allowing teachers to easily differentiate for tactile, visual, written and kinesthetic learners and to reinforce knowledge in multiple contexts.
“Classroom Connections on Population and Wildlife”
Population Education has lessons for a variety of ages on animal habitats and how they are affected human actions. Read this article from Population Connection’s Reporter for more information. February 2010; Author: Pamela Wasserman
Discover classroom lessons to teach about girls’ status around the globe, including education, employment, health and more. From Population Connection’s Reporter, February 2012; Author: Pamela Wasserman
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