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+ - Accion

The mission of ACCION International is to give people the tools they need to work themselves out of poverty. By providing “micro” loans and business training to poor women and men who want to own businesses, ACCION’s partner lending organizations help people work their way up the economic ladder, with dignity and pride. The organization produces a publication series on issues of poverty and also has a media center that provides such things as press releases, story ideas and photos.

+ - National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty

The National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty monitors and enforces compliance with the McKinney-Vento Act, the federal law that provides a wide array of educational rights to children and youth in homeless situations. It provides technical assistance to attorneys, service providers, parents, and educators to ensure that homeless children gain access to public schools.  The site contains written publications, reports and fact sheets as well as audio training materials and extensive links to other sites concerned with the rights of homeless children.

+ - Population Connection

Population Connection’s Education Program is the only national population education program with a strong emphasis on teacher training for grade pre-K–12 educators. The program has developed age-appropriate curricula to complement students’ science and social studies instruction about human population trends and their impacts on natural resources, environmental quality and human well-being. Population Connection provides teacher training on population issues.

+ - Population Reference Bureau

Population Reference Bureau informs people about the population dimensions of important social, economic and political issues. In collaboration with a number of other organizations, PRB publishes, disseminates and promotes print and electronic materials. These include the quarterly Population Bulletin, the annual World Population Data Sheet, and PRB Reports on America, as well as reports on special population issues.  The education page includes lesson plans and resource guides for teachers.

+ - Poverty USA, Catholic Campaign for Human Development

Poverty USA is devoted to helping people recognize the size and causes of poverty, comprehend its effect on human dignity, and know how deeply it makes an impact on the quality of life for everyone in our communities. To that end, Poverty USA has developed three units for use by classroom teachers and others: Grades K-5, 6-12, Adult Education. Each unit is divided into four sections: (1) Focus: the main theme, topic or concept covered in the unit; (2) Activity: discussion questions aimed at getting group members thinking about the lives of those in poverty as well as their own lives; (3) Getting Involved: community-oriented activities that encourage involvement and develop a deeper understanding of poverty in America; (4) Learning More: suggested online and print resources for further exploration.

+ - State of the World Population

State of the World Population is an annual United Nations Population Fund publication that gives valuable data on the state of the world’s population. It covers such topics as population and the environment, migration and urbanization, gender equality and women’s empowerment, preventing HIV/AIDS, reproductive health, maternal health, population and poverty and many others. It also includes a number of population graphs and tables.

+ - World in the Balance

This PBS Nova site includes interviews with experts and information and activities focusing on population growth and global trends. It also has a demographer “game” that can be used in classrooms, a global population trends quiz, teacher guides and many other resources of value to teachers of population issues.
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