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POPULATION:

  • Kofi Annan's Astonishing Facts! By Barbara Crossette September 27, 1998 NY Times
  • Population Density Graphs
  • United Nations Development Programme
    http://www.undp.org/
    This website was developed in order to inform global citizens about poverty around the world. It contains the "Human Development Report" for 2001 as well as current press releases and information by region.
  • Population Reference Bureau
    http://www.prb.org/
    The Population Reference Bureau Website has current articles with regards to population as well as a data finder which gives customized statistics by country and region. Use the following address to order or browse the World Population Data Sheets for 2002 (http://www.prb.org/pubs/wpds2000/) These statistics can be used with the suggested lesson on Population Data. It also has an "Educators Forum" which gives "tools for teaching about population issues, trends and their implications." This site also includes a glossary of popular population terms and vocabulary.
  • Women and Population
    http://www.fao.org/waicent/faoinfo/sustdev/WPdirect/WPhomepg.htm
    "This site is a section of Sustainable Development DIMENSIONS, a service of the Sustainable Development Department (SD) of the FAO. The information here consists of news, analysis and resources on gender-population concerns, especially in rural areas.
  • UNEP.net (United Nations Environment Program)
    http://www.unep.net
    The site includes environmental news, national and regional environmental profiles, an atlas of protected areas, integrated applications that query and generate reports and maps from remote environmental databases and servers, featured resources on water, climate, land, biodiversity, and on emerging issues such as global forest and wildfires, and early warning of natural disasters worldwide. Links are made to related sites. Keyword and geographic search functions are also included.
  • CIA World Factbook
    http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html
    The CIA World Fact Book has reference maps, notes and definitions, and country listings. The country listing section includes maps, flags, and information about the geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, and military of certain nations.
  • The World Bank
    http://www.worldbank.org/data/
    The World Bank web page gives country data information as well as sample maps and goals for development. It also gives world development indicators and ways to work with data.
  • United Nations Population Information Network (POPIN)
    http://www.un.org/popin
    This web page gives information on World Population Trends such as Mortality and Migration, Fertility and Family Planning, and World Population Estimates and Projections as well as Population Policies. It also gives data at a glance on information such as international migration policies, abortion policies, and world contraceptive use in 1998 as well as world fertility patterns from 1997. This is an excellent source for charts and graphs of recent population data.
  • United Nations Web Site
    http://www.un.org
    This web site is a great resource for links to country data regarding population.
  • Population Connection
    http://www.populationconnection.org/
    This website estimates the current world population and the current U.S. population. This website also has a link for educators. It also has current and up to date articles on population and population growth around the world. You can also order the "World Population" Video (Millenium Edition) here for $19.95. This 7 minute video simulates human population growth as the years roll by with lights on an illustrated map. It also comes with a 12 page Activities guide.

WATER

DEFORESTATION

  • United States Environmental Protection Agency
    http://www.epa.gov/globalwarming/kids/gw.html
    The EPA site includes exciting and informative information on the topic of global warming for children. It explains the Greenhouse Effect, Global Warming, and Climate change. The site also has a page which includes ways that students can make a difference.


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