Lesson Plan

Grades 6-8, 9-12

7 Billion: Where Do You Stand?

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20 minutes

SUBJECTS: Science, Social Studies

TOPICS: Multiple Connections, Multiple Connections

Resource Overview

Students articulate their thoughts about the ethical issues related to population reaching seven billion and consider the opinions of their classmates.

Features of This Resource

  • Students examine their own values
  • Easy to modify into an argumentative writing activity
  • Students acknowledge new information from others and modify, or justify, their own views

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