Journey through the history of schooling in the U.S.from the early 1800s to today.
12-year-old girl working at spooling in a West Texas cotton mill in 1913
History of U.S. work from agrarian roots through the Industrial Revolution to today's gig economy.
A visual demonstration of the limited sources of food available from the Earth’s land, followed by discussion...
Graph of U.S. population growth from 4 million in 1790 to 332 million in 2020 and projection to reach 388 million by 2050
U.S. population from its founding in 1790, to present, and projected U.S. growth through 2050.
Set of 7 lessons and 1 reading looks at humans’ use of land for food, energy and...
People and the Planet is an online lesson plan library for middle school teachers with contemporary global topics
Combining environmental and global studies lessons will inspire middle schoolers with real-world connections.
Teaching Population is an online lesson plan library for K-12 teachers on population, sustainability and global studies
"Best of" library of readings and lesson plans with interactive methods for all subject areas.
Packet of lessons on the demographic, social and environmental trends that have shaped the USA
Set of 14 lesson plans and 6 readings on U.S. population history and trends.
Set of 9 lessons and 1 reading covers demographic concepts like birth/death rate, carrying capacity, and density.

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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