ERIC Number: ED120046
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Demography and You: Teacher Edition.
McCrea, Lester C.; And Others
This teacher's guide is the grades 7-9 unit for population education developed for the Baltimore public schools. This mini-demography course covers various factors of population growth and change. The activities of the unit focus on seven major concepts: (1) demography provides information for understanding population growth, trends, and changes; (2) the world is involved in a population explosion; (3) world population grows when the birth rate is higher than the death rate; (4) the earth can support only a certain number of people; (5) population is becoming more concentrated in urban areas; (6) the age structure of a population is an important index of population growth; and (7) personal decisions have demographic consequences. Twelve subunits comprise the major unit. Each contains topic, concepts, objectives, activities, materials needed, and conclusions. The units use graphs, charts, and a few statistics. (Author/JR)
Descriptors: Birth Rate, Demography, Environmental Education, Global Approach, Graphs, Instructional Materials, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Population Education, Population Growth, Population Trends, Secondary Education, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Units of Study
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Baltimore City Public Schools, MD. Urban Life-Population Education Inst.
Note: For related documents, see SO 008 940 through 945