Screenshot of video lesson plan "Chips of Trade" showing comparison of chips to resource abundance
Acting as countries in a simulation game, students discuss how resources are inequitably distributed throughout the world...
Screenshot of video lesson plan "For the Common Good" using deforestation as an example of tragedy of the commons
In two simulation games, students determine individual short-term consumption strategies that will maximize resources for the entire...
Screenshot of video lesson plan "Lesson for Life" showing a day in the life of a Senegalese schoolgirl
Students read and discuss a short conversation between two Ethiopian girls, watch two photo essays of school...
Screenshot of video lesson plan "Like Oil and Water" showing an oily feather being cleaned by a toothbrush
Students use the engineering design process to create and test prototypes for cleaning up oil spills and...
Screenshot of video lesson plan "Chips of Trade" showing push and pull factors of migration
Students participate in a “push/pull” simulation to identify reasons people migrate from one place to another and...
Screenshot of video lesson plan "Who Polluted the Potomac?" showing interactive activity
Watch the video to see Pop Ed staff walk you through the lesson. “Who Polluted the Potomac?”...
Screenshot of video lesson plan "Water, Water Everywhere" showing distribution of world's water between oceans, polar ice, and other reservoirs
Students observe a brief demonstration on the distribution of the world’s water and then calculate how much...
Screenshot of video lesson plan "Timber!" showing role-play in deforestation demand and supply simulation
In this role-playing simulation, students discover what happens to a forest when the demand for wood is...
In a short demonstration using water and measuring cups, students observe how populations grow when the birth...

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