Through a short-story and discussion about teen pregnancy, and by interpreting a graph about global literacy and...
US Capitol building
Students create a population density map of U.S. population over time, from 1800 to today.
The average American generates 4.4 pounds of solid waste each day
Six cards that compare resource use in the United States and worldwide.
Students write a letter to their future self to imagine what their life, and the world, will be like 50 years from now
Students write about predictions of a U.S. environmental, social, or demographic topic in 2070.
Students compare population pyramids at different points in U.S. to see how the age structure of Americans has changed over time
Students construct and interpret population pyramids (age-sex distribution charts) and discuss differences in population characteristics at different...
Graphic illustration of US map with people
Students multiply ratios, divide units of time, and subtract death rates from birth rates to calculate population...
Colorful paperdolls
Riddles that help students conceptualize large numbers and understand the concepts of exponential growth and doubling time.
Canadian population pyramid shows the age-sex distribution of the population of Canada in 2018
Students use real-world data to construct and interpret population pyramids and discuss differences in population growth rates...
Graphic illustration of US map with people
Fun large-group simulation of U.S. population growth since the first census in 1790.

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"The activities not only bring out important content, but they also provide real-world context for environmental, population and sustainability issues. They engage participants in very thought-provoking and critical-thinking discussions.”

Helen de la Maza, Environmental Educator, Irvine, CA