ERIC Number: ED214842
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching about Population Issues.
Otero, George G., Jr., Comp.
This teaching guide on population issues contains 19 activities for students in grades 7-12. The objective is to analyze population issues that have resulted from human population dynamics. In this guide, four categories of activities are included: some are discussion starters, some provide factual data, some focus on thinking skills, and some are simulation games. For example, "Pop Quotes," is one activity designed to spark students' interest in thinking about population issues. In this activity, students make mobiles, write quotes about population on the mobiles, and hang them around the room. In a simulation game, students role play different members of Congress who must vote on an immigration law. "Changing Migration Patterns to the U.S." is a factual data activity that documents migration patterns with the use of charts. Participants then analyze the meaning of the data. In "Population and Group - It All Adds Up," the focus is on thinking skills. This activity is designed to help the student evaluate the role growth plays in the quality of life. Students collect industrial or Chamber of Commerce ads which reflect the desire for growth or reflect the desire to improve the quality of life. Then students question whether the ad encourages growth or improves the quality of life. Each activity contains an introduction, a list of objectives, teaching procedures, follow-up activities, and information on time required and materials needed. This guide includes a list of available materials on population/food topics and a list of organizations that can provide additional information on these topics. (Author/NE)
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Birth, Critical Thinking, Demography, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Educational Games, Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Food, Learning Activities, Migration Patterns, Minority Groups, Mothers, Population Education, Population Growth, Simulation, Teaching Guides
Center for Teaching International Relations, University of Denver, Denver, CO 80208 ($8.95 plus $2.00 postage and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Denver Univ., CO. Center for Teaching International Relations.