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ERIC Number: ED054938
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 44
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King, Pat; Landahl, John
This pamphlet has been prepared in response to a new problem, a rapidly increasing population, and a new need, population education. It is designed to help teachers provide their students with some basic population concepts with stress placed on the elements of decision making. In the first section of the pamphlet, some of the basic concepts of population study are presented. These include populations, growth rates, birth and death rates, doubling time, migration, age structure, population projections, carrying capacity, and natural regulations. It is felt that a general understanding of these basic concepts is more important than assimilation of specific items of information, since such understanding allows the working out of answers to a broad range of specific questions. Following this section, a brief overview of the World, United States, and Washington state population growth is provided. Also outlined are ramifications of population growth and some ways populations are reduced. Finally, the sample teaching-learning activities illustrate the wide range of possibilities for weaving population study into the total curriculum. A tear out section for student use requiring decision making skills, and a bibliography of books, teaching materials, films, and games are included. (BL)
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Authoring Institution: Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.