Lesson Plan

Grades 9-12

Report Card for the Planet

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45 minutes

SUBJECTS: Science, Social Studies

TOPICS: Global Change, World Population Trends/History, Resource Distribution

Resource Overview

Students use the poster, A Quick Trip to 8 Billion, to determine whether progress has been made in key indicators of human well-being and environmental health over the past two centuries and then evaluate what these changes mean.

Students will be able to:
  • Analyze graphs and charts of demographic, environmental, health, and food statistics to identify trends.
  • Evaluate environmental, social, and economic trends over the past two centuries.
  • Discuss how population trends are related to other global trends.
Student create a report card for the Earth, by gauging the health of the planet

Features of This Resource

  • E-poster available online
  • Lesson is easily modified for virtual learning
  • Students consider complex topics with nuance – Do all people benefit equally from global advances? Do our successes have any drawbacks?

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