SUBJECTS: Math, Social Studies

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

Resource Overview

Watch human population grow from 1 CE to present and see projected growth in under six minutes.

We offer a Companion Text that provides additional information on the historical references and milestones in the film. Stream here or purchase your own copy of the World Population DVD that includes the narration in six languages and closed captions.

Want more? Explore the World Population History site. Created for both classrooms and a general audience, the site lets visitors zoom in on the map for a closer look at population centers and many of the population dots are annotated with events and information about the location. A historical timeline simultaneously gives context to the changes on the map through milestones that have impacted population over the years. Readings, interactive tools, and classroom lesson plans make the site even more interactive experience for all visitors.