Lesson Plan

Grades 9-12

Exploring the Timeline

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40 minutes (Part 1); 1 hour (Part 2)

SUBJECTS: Social Studies

TOPICS: Global Change, World Population Trends/History

Resource Overview

Through written analysis of the timeline on the Quick Trip to 8 Billion poster, students explore how past events have contributed to our current population size and resource use.

Students will be able to:
  • Explain how key events from the past have influenced population size.
  • Discuss factors that contribute to population growth and unsustainable resource consumption.
  • Analyze two thematic topics and their impact on global population growth.
  • Write a short essay relating two population-related topics and how they’ve influenced population.

Features of This Resource

  • E-poster available online – great for virtual learning
  • Opportunity for chronological thinking and historical reasoning
  • Students determine cause and effect connections

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