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Monday, July 6, 2015

July Topic: World Population Day!



WORLD POPULATION DAY, held every year on July 11th, was created by the United Nations Development Program in 1989. This important day was established to raise awareness of the issues and solutions related to our global population level.

With over 7 billion people in the world (see the worldometer here!), there is no doubt that this is an issue that affects us all. It's also a topic that should spark some lively discussion as your ESL learners address such related issues as the impact of further development and population growth, sustainability and the impact all of this has on our young people.

 
Watch this short video clip "7 Billion - National Geographic" here.

RECOMMENDED LINKS FOR ESL STUDENTS ON THE TOPIC OF THE WORLD'S POPULATION:

YouTube: 7 Billion and Counting
Breaking News English: The Aging World Population reading and follow up activities
ESL Discussions: Discussion questions on population
Breaking News English: A reading with follow up activities on population
Listen A Minute: Reading and follow up activities on population
ESL Video: World Population Hits 7 Billion video with questions
ESL Holiday Lessons: World Population Day reading and activities
Learning English: Reading with listening on the World's Population Hitting 7 Billion
To Learn English: Can the Earth Cope? Video with listening exercise
Many Things: Video and script on world population
One Stop English: Global World Population lesson
ISL Collective: Describing population worksheet:  donation site
ESL Printables: Worksheet on World Population:  lesson sharing site
FAO: World Agriculture 2030 Findings
English Online: World Population Growth reading and activities
World of 7 Billion: Dialogue and debate questions on the issues of the world's population
Index Mundi: 2014 thematic world map of population count

2 comments:

  1. Thanks Marcella!
    Students will have a lot to share and compare on this topic!
    Let me know how it goes!

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