NEW 2015 RESOURCES
Over-population Theme Page
This "Theme Page" has links to two types of resources related to the study of Over-population. Students and teachers will find curricular resources (information, content...) to help them learn about this topic. In addition, there are also links to instructional materials (lesson plans) which will help teachers provide instruction in this theme. Please read our disclaimer.
Education Program: Bringing Sustainable Development into the Classroom
- This set of learning modules from the World Bank is intended for secondary
students in geography, social studies, environmental studies, history, economics,
international studies, and current affairs classes. There are two main goals:
1) to increase students' knowledge and understanding of the often complex
relationship between sustainable development and the social, economic, and
environmental conditions in a country; 2) to strengthen students' ability
to perform statistical calculations, to make and interpret maps, charts, and
tables; to analyze and synthesize information to make inferences and generalizations;
and to think critically when analyzing information, making decisions, and
solving problems. Teaching guides accompany each module.
Lesson Collection: Close Quarters
- This lesson plan is intended for grades 4-10 and integrates Internet resources
within it. Select "Geography" on the Encarta Lesson Collection page to find
it. At the time of review, the lesson was on page #2.
Over Population News Network
- Links to several years of front page articles on population plus other
resources both at this site and elsewhere.
for a Sustainable Future: Classroom Activities
- "Learning for a Sustainable Future is a Pan-Canadian nonprofit organization
whose mandate is to work with educators from across Canada to integrate the
concepts and principles of sustainable development into the curricula at all
grade levels." See the Manitoba and New Brunswick curricula for tips and strategies
for integrating sustainable development into various curricula. For example,
the New Brunswick Biology and Environmental Science course has specific references
- The author of this site argues that people who have been predicting an
impending human catastrophe brought on by population growth are wrong.
Ehrlich and The Population Bomb
- A site dedicated to the examination of the ideas espoused by Paul Ehrlich
linking overpopulation to a wide range of global problems. Included in the
section "Teacher Tools" are a number of lessons and activities.
Earth: Almost 6 Billion Served
- On October 12th,1999, we marked a world population of 6 billion people.
It's not about numbers, it's about people. This site has a population counter,
web links, articles and a United Nations Population Briefing Kit in English,
French and Spanish.
- News articles, papers, a listserv, and a newsletter about over-population.
- Check out their Educational Materials for online lesson plans and other
resources. Also, they have lots of data available in their "Publications"
section including reasonably current population statistics.
Studies Centre: Resources on the Internet
- A meta-list of links from the University of Michagan to resources on population.
- This page serves as a resource page for a University Geography course.
It consists of a set of links to WWW population resources (a meta-list). In
addition to some general statistics (e.g., world population), there are links
to very specific indicators from specific countries (e.g., birth/death rates;
United Nations CyberSchoolBus: Global Trends
- Available here are regional and global data, presented in the form of charts
and graphs, on trends in population, food and agriculture, and health.
Nations: Economic and Social Development: Population
- Links to UN departmental resources dealing with population issues, including
their Population Information Network (Popin).
- Hosted by the World Resources Institute, this site (World Resources 1996-97)
"is an authoritative primary reference volume on global environmental and
natural resource conditions and trends for the United Nations, World Bank,
and related international organizations." They have an entire chapter on population
Online (Zero Population Growth)
- ZPG is a grassroots organization concerned with the impact of rapid population
growth and its impact on air and water pollution, deforestation, wildlife
extinction, and climate change.
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