Every year the National Council for Geographic Education puts on an inspiring annual conference. This year marks the 100th anniversary of NCGE and Population Education could not be more excited to be a sponsoring organization and share in this milestone event.
The conference will be held in Washington, DC on August 6-9, 2015 and Population Education staff will be attending with a wide array of offerings to help you cover the important topic of population in your geography classroom.
Stop by the Population Education booth in the exhibit hall to chat with program staff, learn more about our hands-on PD workshops, and pick up some resources for your classroom. The booth will be stocked with curriculum giveaways including:
- Free World Population Map ($15 value) – A population cartogram poster. On this map of the world, countries size is determined by population rather than land area.
- Free World Population DVD ($20 value) – A stunning 6-minute video showing population, represented as dots on a map, grow from 1 CE to present.
- Free A Quick Trip to 7 Billion poster ($4 value) – A timeline of events, inventions, and movements that allowed population to grow from 1 billion to 7 billion and infographics covering current global issues.
- Free Curriculum CD-ROMS ($10-$15 value) – Grade-band specific lesson plans that are aligned to content standards and a great fit for World Geography, Human Geography and AP Human Geography.
Sunday, August 9, 2015; 8:00am – 9:15am
Room: Salon K
Connecting the Dots on World Population – “A picture may be worth 1,000 words, but a cartogram can be worth over 7 billion people! Learn how to use the new Population World Map and lesson plans to help students understand population distribution, land use, global demographics and quality of life indicators in this hands-on workshop.”
Sunday, August 9, 2015; 9:30am – 10:45am
Room: Salon J
Teaching Human Geography with Cartograms – “An understanding of population issues is central to the AP Human Geography course. Discover a new, interactive online tool and hands-on activities to help secondary students grasp world population history, future projections and how human population trends correlate to environmental and land use trends.”
We hope to see you in DC!