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Environmental Footprint
Christina Gallup, University of Minnesota-Duluth
This activity has students do a web-based environmental footprint quiz and integrate their results into a class mean. The students compare their results by creating a bar graph and do some simple calculations to see how much of the Earth just the population of the US requires.

GEO-Logic: How Well Do You Know Your National Parks and Memorials
Laura Guertin, Penn State Brandywine
Students are asked to associate historical figures with a particular National Park or Memorial (and its size) as well as the number of points they scored in a fictitious game show, based on clues about the situation given from various perspectives.

Understanding Exponential Growth in the Context of Population Models
Corri Taylor, Wellesley College
This set of short assignments gives students practice with exponential models in the context of the growing human population.

Age Dependency Ratios: Numbers in Context
Eric Gaze, Bowdoin College
This activity involves computing dependency ratios and interpreting these numbers in context.