ERIC Number: ED121691
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Population and Human Development: A Course Curriculum Including Lesson Plans, Activities and Bibliography.
Murphy, Elaine M.
This course outline suggests materials and learning activities on the interrelated causes and consequences of population growth and other population concerns. Designed to educate general college audiences, it is also intended for use as a preservice course for teachers. In addition, the course can be modified for high school students. The course is divided into 15 class sessions, each focusing on a different aspect of population issues. These include the following topics: (1) Population Growth; (2) Evolution, Animal Behavior, and Anthropologic Data; (3) Population Growth on a Finite Planet; (4) Political Implications of Scarce Resources; (5) Population Growth and Social Conditions; (6) World Population Growth: Problem-Solving Strategies; (7) Does the U.S. Have a Population Problem?; (8) U.S. Population Distribution and Urbanization; (9) Immigration; (10) Population and the Individual; Stress, Alienation, Privacy, and Politics; (11) Family Size: Effects on Parents, Children, and Family Life-Size; (12) Changing Family Patterns; (13) U.S. Population Policies: Practical and Philosophical Considerations; (14) Population Education; and (15) Continued Review of Materials and Resources. Each of the one-page class session outlines includes reading and writing assignments, brief lectures, discussions, activities, films, resources, speakers, and special papers and projects. Appendices and bibliographies are included. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Curriculum Guides, Demography, Educational Resources, Environmental Education, Global Approach, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Population Education, Population Growth, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Teaching Methods
Population Institute, 110 Maryland Avenue, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20002 ($1.00, paper)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Population Inst., Washington, DC.