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There's something for everyone in this CD of over 50 hands-on activities for K-12. With the new version (Fall 2011) now available, this CD utilizes the most up-to-date statistics available.
Teaching Population is the ultimate multi-disciplinary tool to introduce students of all ages to how the human race has grown and shaped the world around us. It's ecology, geography, anthropology, economics, biology, history, civics and real-world math all rolled into one. Inside you'll find:
* Over 50 hands-on activities for grades K-12.
* User-friendly menus to find activities by grade, subject level and teaching concept.
* More than 20 articles and fact sheets, written for a variety of grade levels and matched to the appropriate activities.
* A dozen sheets of graphs and tables for terrific transparencies and ready-made activity props.
* Activity matches to content standards for 11 different subject areas for K-12.
* Scenes from Population Connection's award-winning video, World Population.
» Something for Everyone
A simulation where students compete for natural resources in a commons, then discuss the social dilemmas that arise.
» Panther Hunt
A simulation in which participants are cougars trying to amass enough food to survive, leading to discussions of carrying capacity and resource distribution.
» Earth: Apple of our Eye?
A demonstration of worldwide land distribution - the instructor slices an apple to represent land used for farming.
» Food for Thought
A simulation where students populate "continents" drawn to scale in yarn on the classroom floor and discuss how people and resources are distributed worldwide.
» Mining for Chocolate
Using toothpicks, students extract chocolate chips from cookies, simulating mining.
» The Pop Ecology Files
Students use population graphs to identify a group of mystery species, and compare the growth curves of these species to humans.
» Who Polluted the Potomac?
Through an interactive story, students learn how our rivers have been affected by our growing population.