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NOTE: THIS ITEM IS ONLY AVAILABLE IN DVD FORMAT.
Our award-winning video, showing the history of human population growth, now on DVD!
Educators agree that Population Connection's 7-minute video, World Population is the best-ever graphic simulation of human population growth. As the years roll by on a digital clock from 1 A.D. to 2030, dots light up on an illustrated map to represent millions of people added to the population. Historic references on the screen place population changes in context.
Even if you have a previous version of World Population, you'll want the Millenium Edition DVD with:
* Searchable chapter menu
* The latest population projections through 2030
* Remastered dot animation, sound, and artwork
* 12-page Activity Guide to enhance students' understanding of population and resource use
* Both English and Spanish narration included
Facts and Background:
» History of Population Growth Graphic
A table showing milestones in human population growth.
» Human Population J-Curve
A graph of the exponential growth of humans.
» World Population DVD
This seven minute film depicts the history of human population growth and distribution from 1 AD through the present, then projects future growth to the year 2030.
Eight frames of the film are presented here: the opening in 1 AD; then skipping ahead to 1800, when the population reached the first billion, followed by the years in which the population reached each successive billion; and the closing frame at 2030, showing the 8.2 billion people expected to inhabit the Earth by then if current growth rates continue.
» Earth: Apple of our Eye?
A demonstration of worldwide land distribution - the instructor slices an apple to represent land used for farming.
» Take a Stand
Students clarify their values and learn about environmental topics by reacting to a series of provocative statements.