ERIC Number: ED342689
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Sep
Reference Count: 0
For Earth's Sake: Lessons in Population and the Environment.
Brouse, Deborah E.; Wasserman, Pamela B.
Intended to introduce young people to the remarkable interconnectedness of people and the environment, this middle school teaching kit is designed to give students an understanding of important population and environmental concepts while promoting a sense of individual responsibility for stewardship of the earth. The teaching modules in the kit touch on issues as immediate as traffic congestion and garbage disposal and as far-reaching as global warming and inequitable resource distribution. The activities are interdisciplinary, developing knowledge and skills applicable to science, mathematics, and social studies. While they are designed primarily for use in grades 6-8, many activities are appropriate for grades 9 and 10 as well. The contents of the kit include: (1) an introductory section called "Meeting the Population Challenge," that includes background information on population growth and its environmental impacts; (2) 17 hands-on activity modules that may be used individually or combined into a larger unit; (3) "Making a Difference," a list of 150 concrete suggestions of things individuals can do in their homes, schools, and communities toward a sustainable balance of population, resources, and environment; (4) "Population Education Resources," a comprehensive listing of further information sources related to population and the environment, including books, bulletins, software, films, and other teaching materials; and (5) "World Population Data Sheet," a wall chart, produced annually by the Population Reference Bureau, that provides demographic data for every country. (JB)
Descriptors: Air Pollution, Conservation (Environment), Curriculum Enrichment, Ecology, Environmental Education, Futures (of Society), Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Natural Resources, Physical Environment, Population Education, Population Growth, Population Trends, Social Biology, Social Change, Solid Wastes, Water Pollution
Zero Population Growth, Inc., 1400 16th St., NW, Suite 320, Washington, DC 20036 ($24.95 plus $3.00 postage and handling; price includes population data sheet poster).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Zero Population Growth, Inc., Washington, DC.
Note: The "World Population Data Sheet" poster is not included in ERIC copy.