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The partners of the Population Europe network offer a broad range of educational materials, videos and software, which can be used in school classrooms, universities and other educational facilities to explain major demographic trends.

Deutsche Version English Version   Population Europe has developed four lesson plans for teachers to help educate their students about demography. The teaching material has been tested with various school classes to make sure that the materials were easy to understand and interesting for both students and teachers without the need for extensive preparation. [...]
A world population of 7 billion in 2011... and how many tomorrow? For thousands of years, human beings were a rare species and their numbers grew very slowly. By around 1800, the population began to increase rapidly, starting in the rich countries and then, from the twentieth century, in the rest of the world. What are the reasons for this growth, and what factors are affecting the population today? Will the world population level off in the years to come? How will the world be populated in the future? [...]
Educational film about the causes and consequences of demographic change in Germany. (language: German) © MPIDR / FWU   [...]
GEDEM's data-playground allows users to explore, visualize and download data on the composition of the population in each of the municipalities of Spain since the beginning of the XXI century,as well as on the evolution of different indexes of residential segregation and population diversity. [...]
Infographics to explain and illustrate various demographic topics (language: English) © PRB [...]
How are immigrants distributed across the globe? In which countries are they most numerous? This tool provides access to the latest United Nations statistics for 230 countries of the world. Via maps or country lists you can select your indicator to view immigrant populations, annual migratory growth and total annual population growth.   [...]
The European Demographic Data Sheet pools current figures as well as projections. It covers the EU 27-countries and 22 other states on the European continent as well as Japan and the United States. Basic demographic data about fertility, ageing and migration is presented in one main table and short explanatory text and additional graphs highlight certain interesting developments. The Data Sheet is updated with a new focus every two years. Maintainer/Info: Sergei Scherbov [...]
An archive of PowerPoint presentations on social and demographic statistics in a wide range of topics (language: English) © UNECE [...]
Lesson plans, population handbook, student activities, glossaries of terms, etc. (language: English) © PRB [...]
INED has designed a series of teaching kits that describe a number of useful demographic tools and concepts. They are intended for use in primary and secondary schools as classroom teaching aids or to help teachers prepare their lessons. They cover several different themes and provide links to other teaching resources. (language: English) © INED [...]

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