1. The World of 7 Billion video contest is back this year with new topics. Students will create a short video that connects human population growth to one of these global challenges: Advancing Women and Girls, Feeding 10 Billion, or Preventing Pollution.

Below are some short blurbs that you can share with your teachers. It would be great to have them included in your newsletter or website, sent out on your ListServ, or posted on social media! You could also share the contest flyer to provide even more information on the contest as a teaching resource.

2. People and the Planet: Population Education’s new middle school curriculum is a 100% web-based resource and now available for purchase online. Hands-on activities help students explore contemporary issues like climate change, water scarcity, global wealth inequality, and more. Free sample lesson plans are available to download, and the curriculum can be purchased by thematic unit or as a whole from the PopEd website.

Thanks again for your help!

Sincerely,

Ben Allen
Population Education Fellow
Population Education
World of 7 Billion: www.Worldof7Billion.org
Population Education: www.PopulationEducation.org

Newsletter/Listserv blurb:
World of 7 Billion Video Contest
Back by popular demand, the World of 7 Billion student video contest helps you bring technology and creativity into your middle and high school classes. The contest challenges your students to create a short video connecting world population growth and one of three global challenges: Advancing Women and Girls, Feeding 10 Billion, or Preventing Pollution. Students can win up to $1,000 and participating teachers will receive free curriculum resources. The contest deadline is February 22, 2018 – use this lesson plan to get started now! Full contest guidelines, resources for research, past winners, and more can be found at https://www.worldof7billion.org/student-video-contest/.

Facebook post:
The World of 7 Billion student video contest focuses on current global challenges to make a compelling class project. Open to all students grades 6-12, winners receive cash prizes and there are resources available for teachers too. New topics for the 2017-18 school year were just announced so check out the website now! https://www.worldof7billion.org/student-video-contest/

Tweet:
World of 7 Billion video contest from @PopulationEd is back! Students take on global challenges & win prize $$ goo.gl/ckrdLp

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