Lesson Packet

Grades 6-8, 9-12

Nuestro Mundo, Nuestro Futuro (Our World Our Future) – Secondary

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SUBJECTS: Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies

TOPICS: Agriculture, Exponential Growth, Fertility/Mortality, International Comparisons, Land Use, World Population Trends/History, Natural Resource Use - General, Women's Issues, Water Pollution

Resource Overview

This is a Spanish/English lesson packet for 6th – 12th grade teachers. It is designed to cover themes of sustainability and global citizenship through hands-on, memorable classroom activities. The interdisciplinary nature of these topics makes the lessons appropriate for use in any of the core subject areas (science, social studies, math, and language arts).

The 8 lessons are divided among three units that, when completed in sequence, will give students a thorough understanding of basic demographics and the environmental and social issues facing our growing population. The units or individual lesson plans can also be used separately to complement classroom instruction throughout the school year. All are adaptable for middle or high school classrooms.

Don’t teach secondary students? Check out our Spanish/English resource packet for elementary teachers.


Features of This Resource

  • Lesson plans are provided in both Spanish and English to provide teachers and students with maximum flexibility based on students’ proficiency in either or both languages
  • Packet includes eight lesson plans (Pop QuizWorld Population: A Visual HistoryPower of the Pyramids; Earth: Apple of Our EyeOne for AllFood for ThoughtMaria’s EducationEverything is Connected)
  • Student reading and glossary are included to support reading comprehension

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