ERIC Number: ED461488
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Teen PACK: Population Awareness Campaign Kit.
Zero Population Growth, Inc., Washington, DC.
This packet of instructional materials is designed to teach teenagers about the effects of overpopulation on the world and on the individual. Information is presented in three related booklets. The first of the three parts of the "Teen Population Awareness Campaign Kit," illustrates overpopulation through profiles of teens living in Shanghai, Kenya, Barbados, and Southern California. Stories and lessons are followed by facts and figures about overpopulation, stresses on the environment, and essays relating world overpopulation to the individual. The booklet contains suggestions for making personal choices to reduce stress on resources and the environment as well as ideas on topics for school essays or speeches. The second booklet, "Food for Thought", creates a global simulation of demographics and lifestyles in different regions to show how quality of life is affected. This project includes a demographics chart and materials list, script, and instructions for presenting the activity to a group. The third booklet, "Taking Action for the Planet", offers tips for community action and environmental stewardship, gives suggestions for educating others through letter-writing to the media and government leaders, and describes petitions as an agent of change. Poster is also included. (PVD)
Descriptors: Community Action, Consciousness Raising, Conservation Education, Ecology, Environmental Education, Futures (of Society), Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Letters (Correspondence), Overpopulation, Pollution, Quality of Life, Recycling, Secondary Education
Zero Population Growth, Inc., Education Program, 1400 16th Street NW, Suite 320, Washington, DC 20036. Tel: 800-767-1956 (Toll Free); Fax: 202-332-2302.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Sponsor: Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia, PA.; Educational Foundation of America, Westport, CT.; Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Morristown, NJ.; David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Los Altos, CA.
Authoring Institution: Zero Population Growth, Inc., Washington, DC.