Journey through the history of schooling in the U.S.from the early 1800s to today.
12-year-old girl working at spooling in a West Texas cotton mill in 1913
History of U.S. work from agrarian roots through the Industrial Revolution to today's gig economy.
Married couple in the United States holding hands
History of love and marriage in the U.S., including contraception, sex education, and family size.
A "vessel of opportunity" skims oil spilled after the Deepwater Horizon/BP well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010.
Students create a timeline of events in U.S. environmental history and write an op-ed.
A visual demonstration of the limited sources of food available from the Earth’s land, followed by discussion...
Students gerrymander a map of Texas using the "cracking" method
Students debate increasing the number of members in the U.S. House, then gerrymander simulated districts.
Graph of U.S. population growth from 4 million in 1790 to 332 million in 2020 and projection to reach 388 million by 2050
U.S. population from its founding in 1790, to present, and projected U.S. growth through 2050.
Line graph shows the number of immigrants to enter the U.S. over time, divided by their home geographic regions
Line graph displays the number of immigrants to the U.S. by home region over time.
Population pyramid for the U.S. population in 2020. The age diagram shows U.S. population distribution by age and gender
Unites States' population pyramid, or age structure diagram, for the 2020 population.

PopEd Impact

64,000 educators trained
325 college
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