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Overpopulation Lesson Plan

Instructor: Christopher Sailus

Chris has an M.A. in history and taught university and high school history.

With this plan you can help your students to understand the important concepts of overpopulation and overconsumption and the consequences of each for a population.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Identify what overpopulation is
  • Identify what overconsumption is
  • Understand what carrying capacity is

Length

30 minutes

Key Vocabulary

At the conclusion of this lesson, students should be able to identify and define the following vocabulary terms:

  • overpopulation
  • carrying capacity
  • overconsumption
  • ecological footprint

Curriculum Standards

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.9

Compare and contrast the information gained from experiments, simulations, video, or multimedia sources with that gained from reading a text on the same topic.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.9-10.3

Follow precisely a complex multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks, attending to special cases or exceptions defined in the text.

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