The Population Educator is a free newsletter for teachers that features hands-on activities for grades K-12, resource reviews, and profiles of other teachers who are leading the way in population education. It comes out several times a year and is a great way to stay up-to-date!
Here are some past issues:
"Most Valuable Trainer 2013 (PDF)"
This year we are honoring Terri Clark as our Most Valuable Trainer - read about her experiences with Population Ed. Find a synopsis of the documentary film Human Footprint along with classroom discussion questions. Also, learn about our newest resource - "Counting on People: K-5 Activities for Global Citizenship." Activity: "Mining for Chocolate" - After matching everyday products to their rock or mineral sources, students "mine" chocolate chip cookies to discover the impacts of many mining operations.
"Teaching about Climate Change in Elementary, Middle, and High School Classes (PDF)"
Climate change is a relevant, current, and important topic that some teachers find challenging to tackle in the classroom. Read about several Population Ed activities to teach about our changing planet in a meaningful and fact-based way. Also, learn about curriculum updates, our 2012-2013 student video contest, and our partnership with the We Are Teachers website for educators. Activity: "How Much Space Do We Need" - Every piece of land has a limited capacity to support people and the number that can be sustained depends on the rate at which resources are consumed.
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