Packet of Earth Day lesson plans for K – 5th grades. Free to download! The 2020 Earth...
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.
In this role-playing simulation, students discover what happens to a forest when the demand for wood is...
Kindergarten student builds a word web and connects more people with more cars
Students construct a word web to show the possible cause and effect relationships of a growing population....
Young learners hear an interactive story about river pollution
Through an interactive story, students experience the pollution of a local river over time, and propose methods...
Spanish/English lessons for K - 5th grade teachers cover sustainability and population change
Counting on People is an online lesson plan library for elementary teachers on environmental stewardship and global citizenship
Engaging local to global lessons make it fun to teach sustainability and community to elementary students.
Screenshot of video lesson plan "Go Fish!" demonstrating uneven resource consumption of limited resources
Students share a bowl of goldfish crackers to simulate even and uneven consumption of limited resources.
Screenshot of video lesson plan "World of Difference" showing an example of a habitat circle with allotted resources
In a role-playing simulation, students act as species in a habitat trying to survive by collecting cards...

PopEd Impact

64,000 educators trained
325 college
campuses
32,000 workshops conducted

"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