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Can We Turn the Population Tide?

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    How are the issues of population growth, food, the environment and social policy connected? Using an interactive timeline, a television story and public data sets, students will explore how human population has changed over time and what the impacts of those changes are.



    Subject(s):

    Social Studies, Geography, Environmental Studies

    Grade Level:

    9-12

    Estimated Time:

    50 minutes

    Materials Needed:

    Computers with Internet access, student handout

    Objective(s):

    • Students will understand how the world's population has increased since 500 B.C.
    • Students will understand connections between policy, population growth, and resource management.
    • Students will create and analyze a graph.

    Concepts Covered:

    Population growth, human impact on the environment, family planning

    Author(s):

    Susan Dodge, M.S. Ed for Creative Curriculum