Graph shows the average number of children per U.S. family has decreased since 1800 with an exception of the baby boom
Average number of children per woman in the U.S. from 1800 to 2018.
Infographic shows the average U.S. house size (in sq ft) and the average number of people per household from 1790 to 2019
Average number of people per house and average house size in the U.S., 1790-2019.
Bar graph shows the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted from the ten most populous countries on the planet
Bar graph shows the amount of carbon dioxide per capita, in metric tons, is emitted from each...
Bar graph shows the population size for the ten most populous countries on the planet
Bar graph shows the populations of the 10 most populous countries. The top 10 most populous countries...
Question mark on the Earth for a quiz on population trends and events
A pre-test/post-test quiz designed to give students an overview of world population trends and the consequences of...
Students construct and interpret population pyramids and discuss differences in population growth rates among several different countries....
Map of world showing global population size in 1523; From 'World Population' video
Students watch the video, World Population, and analyze trends in population change over the last 2,000 years....
Acting as residents of five major regions of the world, students compare various statistics that affect people’s...

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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