Screenshot of video lesson plan "Power of the Pyramids" showing the different population pyramids of various countries
Students construct and interpret population pyramids for six countries and discuss differences in the population growth rates...
Screenshot of video lesson plan "In Search of Sustainable Life"
Students develop an index of the ten factors they identify as most important to a sustainable community...
Screenshot of video lesson plan "Food for Thought" showing statistics of countries around the world to compare residents' resources and well-being
Acting as the residents of five major regions of the world, students compare various statistics that affect...
Screenshot of video lesson plan "Earth: The Apple of Our Eye" using an apple to demonstrate the limited farmland available on Earth
A visual demonstration of the limited farmland available on Earth (instructor cuts an apple to model available...
Screenshot of video lesson plan "Carbon Crunch" showing carbon emissions by country
Students work in small groups to determine the main environmental concerns during given periods of history and...
A favela in Rio de Janeiro near a built-up area of the city.
Urbanization background reading: Our world population is rapidly urbanizing. Yet, urban and suburban sprawl in developed countries...
The skyline of Shenzhen in southern China at night.
Urbanization case study reading: A profile of the growth of Shenzhen, China.
A fishing boat in Aralsk, Kazakhstan remains on shore after no longer being proximate to the evaporating Aral Sea.
Water resources case study reading: A profile of Asia’s Aral Sea, the reasons it is disappearing and...
Two men pumping water from a well in India.
Water resources case study reading: Charitable programs building water wells in Sub-Saharan Africa have learned that providing...

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