In this role-playing simulation, students discover what happens to a forest when the demand for wood is...
Students construct a word web to show the possible cause and effect relationships of a growing population....
Students participate in a simulation that crowds them together to demonstrate population growth over the last 500 years
Students experience the changing pace of population growth by simulating the Earth’s population growth over the last...
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 "Millions and Billions"
Through riddles, an art project, and small group problem solving, students gain an appreciation for large numbers...
Screenshot of video lesson plan "Global Cents" showing strategies to meet a budget of less than $1 a day
Students develop budgets to meet the basic needs of an American family and a family in Malawi...
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...
Screenshot of video lesson plan "For the Common Good" showing beads representing fish populations
Students estimate a fish population (using goldfish crackers on a flat surface) by sampling.

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