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World of 7 Billion Website


World population reached seven billion in 2011 and Population Education debuted some new teaching activities to mark the occasion. The World of 7 Billion website is home to many teacher-friendly activities, ideas of school-wide events, and the annual ‘World of 7 Billion’ student video contest.

Resources are classroom-ready and will get your students to actively engage in some of today’s most pressing challenges such as feeding 10 billion, preventing pollution, and advancing women and girls.

All of the lesson plans are correlated to the national content standards and Common Core State Standards.

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Preview Readings

Watch Your Step (pdf): Students learn about the concept of the ecological footprint by taking an online quiz about their resource use and then exploring why the footprint is an important measurement of their impact on the earth’s resources.

Development in Motion (pdf): Using the “trendalyzer” program from, students construct and interpret dynamic graphs and discuss differences in life expectancy, fertility rates, health, economics, and total population among several different countries.

A Girl’s Life (pdf): Students read an article about women’s status in less developed countries and watch/listen to several online photo essays and videos of women around the world. They discuss what they have learned and extend their learning with research, persuasive essays and/or book reports.