The History of Population Growth (People & the Planet unit)
Downloadable unit from the People and the Planet curriculum. With your purchase, you will receive the unit’s student background reading, four lesson plans, and summative assessment.
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Background Reading: The History of Us
Unit Lesson Plans:
World Population: A Visual History: Students watch the video, World Population, and analyze trends in human population over the last 2,000 years.
Oh, How We’ve Grown!: Students experience the changing pace of population growth by actively simulating the Earth’s population growth over a 500-year span and then creating a timeline that visually depicts the population doubling through history.
Timeline to 7 Billion: Students research historical events related to food and agriculture, medicine, and science and technology and determine which events they deem to have been the most impactful in causing population growth.
Population Future: Students interpret a graph showing global population projections through 2100, then create gridded bar graphs to represent the relative size of different regions’ populations for different years (past and future).