Lesson Plan

Grades 6-8, 9-12

Población mundial: Una historia visual (World Population: A Visual History)

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20 minutes

SUBJECTS: Math, Science, Social Studies

TOPICS: Exponential Growth, Global Change, World Population Trends/History

Resource Overview

Students watch the video, World Population, and analyze trends in population change over the last 2,000 years.

Lesson plan PDF includes Spanish and English instructions.

Students will be able to:
  • Explain the trajectory of human population growth from 1 C.E. to the present.
  • Name two historic events that significantly impacted population size in the past 2,000 years.
  • Describe how the global birth rate and death rate have changed over the past 2,000 years and the implication of that change.
Map of world showing global population size in 1523; From 'World Population' video

Features of This Resource

  • Includes Video Companion Text that provides expanded historical information for 19 human population milestones
  • Unique way to visualize exponential growth
  • Students can watch independently or as a class

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