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Homes and office buildings are densely packed into an area of Jaipur, India. The colorful urban area is also known as the "Pink City."

Photograph by Kedryn Samson, MyShot

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People and Wildlife in India
Idea
EDUCATION

People and Wildlife in India

Idea Set: People & Wildlife in India 

  • Best for: Grades 4-9 (ages 9-15)
  • Concepts: adaptation, biodiversity, central asia, human geography, india, leopards, population density, snow leopards
Population 7 Billion
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EDUCATION

Population 7 Billion

Find educator resources related to National Geographic Magazine's year-long series on population to use in your classroom.

  • Concepts: human footprint, population, population density, population explosion, population growth, sustainability
Human Footprint Education
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EDUCATION

Human Footprint Education

Find multimedia activities, interactives, and an interactive map on our human footprint.

  • Best for: Grades 6-12 (ages 11-18)
  • Concepts: carbon footprint, consumption, decision making, human footprint, national geographic channel, pollution, population density, recycling, sustainability, water use
Our Energy Future
Article
EDUCATION

Our Energy Future

Use our classroom poster to excite your students' curiosity about the future of energy.

  • Best for: Grades 6-12 (ages 11-18)
  • Concepts: energy, energy consumption, non-renewable energy, population density, real-world models, renewable energy, smart technologies
Population Density
Internal Resource
EDUCATION

Population Density

An interactive map of population density around the world.

  • Concepts: aphg population, demography, human geography, population, population density
Vietnam: Population Density
Internal Resource
EDUCATION

Vietnam: Population Density

View a map of the population density of Vietnam.

  • Concepts: asia, population, population density, vietnam
Image
EDUCATION

1922 World Political

This classic world map shows the world's political boundaries following World War I. The map also shows airplane routes and railroad routes that had been established at the time.

  • Best for: Grades 4+ (ages 9+)
  • Concepts: 20th century, country boundary, ocean currents, population density, vegetation, wind, world maps
Location, Location: Coastal Living
Activity
EDUCATION

Location, Location: Coastal Living

Students prepare a news report that highlights problems facing coastal communities and how climate change might affect coastal populations.

  • Best for: Grades 3-5 (ages 8-11)
  • Concepts: climate change, coasts, ocean, population density, sea level, sea level rise
Interpreting "Earth at Night" Images
Article
EDUCATION

Interpreting "Earth at Night" Images

Activity. Students examine satellite imagery of Earth at night and use the images to identify and label major urban areas and areas with little or no population in different world regions.

  • Best for: Grades 4-8 (ages 9-14)
  • Concepts: national geographic bee, population, population density, satellite imagery, urban areas
Comparing Density and Distribution
Article
EDUCATION

Comparing Density and Distribution

Activity. Students analyze population density by state. Then they use 2010 census data to construct a choropleth map of population density by county for their state.

  • Best for: Grades 4-8 (ages 9-14)
  • Concepts: mapping, national geographic bee, population, population density
Population Density in the United States
Activity
EDUCATION

Population Density in the United States

Students compare several maps to explore relationships between high and low population density, transportation corridors, climate, and land cover in the United States.

  • Best for: Grades 6-8 (ages 11-14)
  • Concepts: geography action!, geography awareness week, mapping the americas, maps, north america, population density, south america, thematic maps
Mapping Our Human Footprint
Activity
EDUCATION

Mapping Our Human Footprint

Students learn about the Human Footprint data set, analyze a map showing where and to what extent humans have influenced Earth, and participate in a class discussion.

  • Best for: Grades 6-12 (ages 11-18)
  • Concepts: environmental impacts, human footprint
Calculating Population Density
Activity
EDUCATION

Calculating Population Density

Students calculate population density in the United States and describe some of the patterns in the results.

  • Best for: Grades 9-12 (ages 14-18)
  • Concepts: population, population density
Introduction to Population Density
Activity
EDUCATION

Introduction to Population Density

Students learn a formula for calculating population density. Then they explore U.S. Census data.

  • Best for: Grades 9-12 (ages 14-18)
  • Concepts: population, population density
Why People Live Near Coasts
Activity
EDUCATION

Why People Live Near Coasts

Students look at a map of population density in the United States, describe the pattern of settlement they see near the coasts, and brainstorm and draw possible reasons for it.

  • Best for: Grades K-2 (ages 5-8)
  • Concepts: coasts, ocean, population