[Surfnetkids: 03 Oct 2012] World Population


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#1. October 3, 2012

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Reader,

Gosh, it’s October. And that means little ones (and big ones) are turning their thoughts to Halloween costumes, pumpkins, and parties. Here are a few links to get you started. For a longer list, click on over to my Halloween Resources post on SeasonalFun.net.

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#2. World Population

by Barbara J. Feldman

World Population Printable (** for premium members only)

Although the experts disagree about when world population reached seven billion, they all agree we have now passed that milestone. And even though population growth rate is declining, the projections show continual growth ahead. What does this mean for our future? What should we do about it? Learn more at this week’s crop of population resources.

7 Billion Actions
This site from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is an educational effort to build “awareness around the opportunities and challenges associated with a world of seven billion people” and to inspire individuals and organizations to take action. The campaign focuses on seven themes: poverty, women’s rights, young people, ageing, environment, reproductive rights, and urbanization. The site uses stories, music and video, although there was a technical issue with the music videos when I visited.

National Geographic: Calculating Population Density
“Where are the greatest concentrations of people in the United States?” This population activity from National Geographic Education is a forty-five minute exercise for middle-school and high-school students. Using recommended web resources “students calculate population density in the United States and describe some of the patterns in the results” on a downloadable worksheet. Below the interactive exercise, you’ll find instructions for teachers, links to additional activities, and a glossary.

Population Reference Bureau
“The number of young people under age twenty-five has more than doubled since the 1950s: from 1.3 billion to 2.9 billion in 2000. The decisions that today’s youth make about when to have children and how many to have will determine future population growth. In sub-Saharan Africa, for instance, childbearing rates have remained stubbornly high, and childbearing is common among teenagers.” This comprehensive population study includes links to additional articles (both online and print) and graphs (click on Population Story: Presentation Graphics).

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