World in the Balance

Students make estimates on how many people they believe live on Earth. While watching a video, they take notes on the issues facing Kenya, Japan and India. In groups, they calculate how long it takes for a country to double in size. To end the lesson, they discuss the challenges countries face with increasing populations.

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Resource Details

Grade
5th - 8th
Subjects
Arithmetic & Pre-Algebra
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Technology
Video
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