Lesson Plan

Grades 9-12

Meeting Human Needs

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15 minutes (Part 1); 40 minutes (Part 2); 30 minutes (Part 3)

SUBJECTS: Social Studies

TOPICS: Needs/Wants, World Population Trends/History

Resource Overview

Students access www.WorldPopulationHistory.org to research historical events and determine which events they deem to be most important in meeting human needs. Students then explore the impact of population growth and changing human needs by creating their own chronological timelines highlighting seven influential milestones.

Features of This Resource

  • Chronological thinking and historical reasoning
  • Technology component through use of online interactive timeline
  • Students include multimedia components and visual displays in presentations to clarify information.

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