ERIC Number: ED108857
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Population Concepts. Revised Edition.
King, Pat; Landahl, John
This edition 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. (Author/TK)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Demography, Environment, Environmental Education, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Population Education, Population Growth, Population Trends, Resource Materials, Science Education, Secondary Education, Teaching Guides
ERIC/SMEAC, The Ohio State University, 400 Lincoln Tower, Columbus, Ohio 43210 (on loan)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
Note: Marginal legibility throughout entire document; an earlier edition is ED 054 938