ERIC Number: ED350150
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Connections: Linking Population and the Environment. Student Resource Book and Teacher's Guide.
Crews, Kimberly A., Ed.; Cancellier, Patricia, Ed.
A teacher's guide and student resource book developed by geography, social studies and economics teachers comprise this teaching kit. The kit was developed to help seventh through twelfth grade students understand the links between population and the environment in the context of sustainable development. The goal of the project is to develop students' concern for the environment, a sense of responsibility for its protection, awareness of the links between population and the environment and the realization that they live in a global village. The "Student Resource Guide" consists of articles written by journalists in developing countries. In an effort to give students a view of global problems from a perspective different than that of the United States, the articles are unedited and contain some inconsistencies with respect to the word usage and spelling. The readings in the student materials are divided into geographic units: the world, Africa, Asia and Latin America. Within each unit is an article on the entire region, and when available, on specific countries in that region. The "Teacher's Guide" consists of 27 lessons that complement the articles. The lessons expand on selected concepts and issues and help students make the connections between population growth, environmental concerns and sustainable development. Accompanying worksheets can be found at the end of the lessons. The teacher's guide contains a learning matrix showing the countries, topics and skills that are covered in each lesson or reading. Each section begins with a resource listing of additional books, articles and audiovisual aids. (MCO)
Descriptors: Citizenship Responsibility, Class Activities, Demography, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Environmental Education, Geographic Concepts, Global Approach, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Population Education, Reading Materials, Secondary Education, Student Responsibility, Teaching Guides, World Views
Population Reference Bureau, 1875 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Suite 520, Washington DC 20009-5728 (student resource book $8; Teacher's kit, includes student resource book, teacher's guide, World Population data sheet and World Environment data sheet: $13).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Sponsor: George Gund Foundation, Cleveland, OH.; Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Morristown, NJ.
Authoring Institution: Population Reference Bureau, Inc., Washington, DC.