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300 Million Reasons Lesson

Students diagram news articles to discover "300 million reasons" why population issues matter in the United States. By completing this lesson, students will be able to identify news articles that present population-related issues and analyze the content of news articles and diagrams to determine cause-and-effect relationships and solutions to local challenges. Launch Resource

Topic(s): Population
  • Subject(s): Science, Social Studies
  • Type(s): Lessons and Activities
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A Family Perspective Lesson

Students chart family-size trends over several generations and discuss factors that influence family-size decision-making. Launch Resource

Topic(s): Population
  • Subject(s): Mathematics, Science, Social Studies
  • Type(s): Lessons and Activities
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A Hill of Beans Lesson

Students compare the lifetime use of resources of an average American, an average human, and an average person from one of the poorest nations in the world, Malawi. By completing this lesson, students will be able to compare demographic statistics, understand "averages," and interpret the social and economic significance of disparities in quality of life indicators. Launch Resource

Topic(s): Government Population
  • Subject(s): Mathematics, Social Studies
  • Type(s): Lessons and Activities
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Captain John Smith 400 Project: Curriculum Guide

In conjunction with the Maryland State Department of Education and the Maryland Geographic Alliance, the Sultana Project has developed a curriculum unit based around the history of John Smith's 1608 voyage and the world of the early 17th century Chesapeake. The Captain John Smith Curriculum Unit consists of eight separate lesson plans designed for 4th and 5th grade students. The unit is aligned with goals and outcomes from the Maryland State Department of Education's voluntary state curriculum. Launch Resource

Topic(s): Agriculture Forests Urban / Suburban Population American Indians John Smith and Colonial Times
  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Science, Social Studies
  • Type(s): Curriculum Guide
  • Aligned with the following standards: Maryland
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Chesapeake Bay FieldScope Website

Explore National Geographic's interactive online map of the Chesapeake Bay. Learn about land use by exploring real-time data and interactive map layers. Your class can also conduct stream studies and enter their data online to use some cool analysis tools, and to share data with other schools. Launch Resource

Topic(s): Agriculture Water Quality Monitoring Wetlands Forests Urban / Suburban Population
  • Subject(s): Science, Social Studies, Technology
  • Type(s): Data, Multimedia
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Chessie Returns: A Chesapeake Story and Coloring Book

Chessie, a friendly Bay monster, returns in this coloring story book to represents all those creatures that depend on the Bay for food and habitat. Chessie delivers a conservation message to children and adults alike, stressing the importance of what YOU can do to help clean up the Chesapeake Bay. This story book also contains information and an A-Mazing-ing Maze on the conservation of Striped Bass, a bay "search and find" puzzle, and instructions for making a "Food Web Mobile." Any teacher, school or school district may reproduce this for class use without permission. Launch Resource

Topic(s): Fish Population
  • Subject(s): Art
  • Type(s): Books and Publications, Lessons and Activities
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Chessie: A Chesapeake Bay Story and Coloring Book

In this coloring story book Chessie, a friendly Bay monster, represents all those creatures that depend on the Bay for food and habitat. Chessie delivers a conservation message to children and adults alike, stressing the importance of what YOU can do to help clean up the Chesapeake Bay. Any teacher, school or school district may reproduce this for class use without permission. Launch Resource

Topic(s): Population
  • Subject(s): Art
  • Type(s): Books and Publications, Lessons and Activities
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Climate Change, Wildlife and Wildlands Website

Learn about a kit designed for classroom teachers and informal educators in parks, refuges, forest lands, nature centers, zoos, aquariums, science centers, etc., and is aimed at the middle school grade level. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in partnership with six other federal agencies (National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, USDA/Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management), developed the kit to aid educators in teaching how climate change is affecting our nation's wildlife and public lands, and how everyone can become climate stewards. Launch Resource

Topic(s): Climate Wetlands Forests Population
  • Subject(s): Science
  • Type(s): Multimedia
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Connecting the Dots Lesson

Students complete a population density map of the United States to visually represent how population density has increased since the year 1800 in order to analyze it and draw conclusions. Launch Resource

Topic(s): Population
  • Subject(s): Social Studies
  • Type(s): Lessons and Activities
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Decision Matrix

Teach your students how difficult it can be to be a city planner through this interactive online game. The provided link is for the lesson plan associated with this activity. The module itself is available via the following URL: http://www.cacaponinstitute.org/CILearning/DM/DM.html Launch Resource

Topic(s): Agriculture Forests Urban / Suburban Population
  • Subject(s): Science, Social Studies
  • Type(s): Lessons and Activities, Multimedia
  • Level(s): High School
  • Aligned with the following standards: West Virginia
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