Human Population Growth and Human Impact

Rochelle E. Gray, Biology, Mallard Creek High School

Final Unit(pdf)   Implementing Teaching Standards(pdf)


This curriculum will offer more activities for teachers for the human impact section of Ecology unit and spark interest and engagement for students. Human impact is a topic that can be very engaging. Based on my experience from teaching this unit in the past, activities seem to be scarce. This curriculum unit will allow students to investigate and analyze human impact related to human population growth. Students will have an opportunity to develop their data analysis, critical thinking, and problem solving skills. Activities include students constructing population pyramids, providing possible solutions for environmental issues, use data and create graphs, analyze data for environmental issues, globally, nationally, and locally. Students will be able to complete assignments catered to their learning styles. This curriculum unit will raise awareness of our impact on our environment and may encourage students to become an advocate for reducing our impact on our environment.