Through an article, video, simulation game, and small group research, students explore factors that influence women’s fertility...
US Capitol building
Students create a population density map of U.S. population over time, from 1800 to today.
The average American generates 4.4 pounds of solid waste each day
Six cards that compare resource use in the United States and worldwide.
Students compare population pyramids at different points in U.S. to see how the age structure of Americans has changed over time
Students construct and interpret population pyramids (age-sex distribution charts) and discuss differences in population characteristics at different...
Canadian population pyramid shows the age-sex distribution of the population of Canada in 2018
Students use real-world data to construct and interpret population pyramids and discuss differences in population growth rates...
Girls in their classroom in Kerala, India.
The global status of women case study reading: The Indian state of Kerala leads the country in...
Graphic illustration of US map with people
Fun large-group simulation of U.S. population growth since the first census in 1790.
Colorful paperdolls
Students identify ways that many factors in human society and the natural environment are interdependent by creating...
Photograph of immigrants arriving to Ellis Island, circa 1915
Students listen to immigrant interviews and analyze a text about immigration history in the U.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