Webquest SOL 2.3 Population

Standards: VSOL 2.3 The student will identify and compare changes in community life over time in terms of buildings, jobs, transportation, and population. National Standards: NSS-USH.K-4.1 LIVING AND WORKING TOGETHER IN FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES, NOW AND LONG AGO Understands family life now and in the past, and family life in various places long ago. Understands the history of the local community and how communities in North America varied long ago

Teacher information:

Introduction: Today you will be exploring and finding information about population. As you know, we have been exploring George Washington's life. Today, you will be looking at what the population was like when he was alive, and what the population is now.

Purpose:The purpose of this webquest is for you to research the topic of population.

Task: You will be using the resources below to answer the questions given. By the end of this webquest, you will have answered questions about population today as well as in the past, you will have created a song or video, and you will have created a poem with a partner.

Process: You will be using the following websites to answer the questions below! You are going to research the topic of population.

What is the definition of population? http://kids.britannica.com/comptons/article-9276507/population

What the video below, and use the website to answer the questions. Define the following terms: Population, Adulthood, Access, Vaccine, Nomad What is population growth? What are 4 fun facts about population growth? Where do most people live? http://easyscienceforkids.com/all-about-population-growth/

Use the link below to answer the next few questions. What is the current population? Which country has the biggest population? Every second, how many people are born? Create a song or video explaining population on Earth today. http://htekidsnews.com/world-population/

Now, research George Washington's. What did the population look like when George Washington was president? What type of people were included in the population that are not around today? life.http://www.mountvernon.org/george-washington/biography/ http://www.mountvernon.org/george-washington/slavery/ten-facts-about-washington-slavery/

Take notes on the video above in your foldable, and share the information you learned with your partner. With your partner, write a poem about the things you learned about population.

Evaluation: Students must be able to demonstrate that they have learned the material. To get full credit, students must answer all questions, create their song/video, and create a poem with their partner about population.

Conclusion: As you can see, population is very important information. You learned a lot about the importance of population, how population has been counted over the years, how population has changed, and how it can grow in the future. I hope you had a fun time learning about population!

References:

(n.d.). In http://kids.britannica.com/comptons/article-9276507/population. Retrieved December 4, 2016.

(n.d.). In http://easyscienceforkids.com/all-about-population-growth/. Retrieved December 4, 2016.

(n.d.). In http://htekidsnews.com/world-population/. Retrieved December 4, 2016.

(n.d.). In life.http://www.mountvernon.org/george-washington/biography/. Retrieved December 4, 2016.

(n.d.). In http://www.mountvernon.org/george-washington/slavery/ten-facts-about-washington-slavery/. Retrieved December 4, 2016.

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