Population Workshop June 26 2006 Hampshire College

Submitted by Amy Oliver
2006-03-30 17:57:48

Population in Perspective: A Curriculum Resource
A Day-long Workshop
Monday, June 26, 2006
8:30am - 7:00pm

A free day-long workshop for middle school, high school, college and community educators who would like to teach about world population issues. Participants will be introduced to a curriculum resource produced by the Population and Development Program at Hampshire College, and will explore past and current debates about the relationships between population growth and poverty, hunger, and the environment. The curriculum can complement all core subjects taught and new subjects such as global or environmental studies. All participants will receive a free copy of the curriculum. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided.

This workshop will help you to:

* provide students with diverse viewpoints and different interpretations of global population issues;
* use population as an entry-point in the discussion of hunger, environmental degradation and poverty;
* increase students' global literacy and citizenship skills; and
* gain hands-on activities to use in the classroom.

Located in the Red Barn, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA.
Limited space available - please contact Amy Oliver at aoliver@hampshire.edu or 413-559-5506 for more information or to register.
Registration deadline is June 2, 2006.
Sponsored by the Population and Development Program at Hampshire College and the Five College Public School Partnership.

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