Middle School Activities
Encourage critical thinking and group problem solving while making connections across the curriculum.
High School Activities
Go more in-depth on specific issues with information on global trends and national/international policies.
School Wide Events
Involve your entire grade or the whole school in real-world simulations and fun contests.
Working with a large group offers a unique opportunity to explore population. The activities below include contests, one-time events, on-going projects, and more. Take it further and share your school’s event with the community using the Tips for Media Coverage and Sample Press Release found below.
A Moving Message – Pop Videos
Students develop a persuasive message by writing, filming and editing a video relating world population at seven billion to one other global topic.Download PDF
“Count Up” Population
Daily population numbers are displayed and changed as population increases.Download PDF
Dinner for The World
Students participate in a luncheon game that simulates inequities in the global distribution of food and wealth.Download PDF
Food For Thought
Acting as the residents of five major regions of the world, students compare various statistics that affect people’s health, happiness, and well-being.Download PDF
Students engage in a social media contest where they develop a tweet on the topic of world population.Download PDF
Background ReadingService Learning Ideas
You may be interested in letting your community know about your event. Local media outlets are often looking for interesting, timely stories for their publications. Here are some ways you can get the word out on how your school is getting involved in population issues.Tips for Getting Media Coverage
Sample Press Release
The World of 7 Billion lesson plans found here are only a piece of the larger Population Education curriculum library.