NPG Teacher Packets Arrive in Classrooms Across America

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Annual Educational Effort Reaches Tens of Thousands of Students

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America’s teachers are enthusiastically requesting Negative Population Growth’s 2022 Teacher Packets to facilitate classroom discussions on U.S. population size and growth. NPG is pleased to share that the information has been updated to reflect new data from the 2020 Census and also that this educational resource continues to be free to teachers nationwide.

The packet of material includes up-to-date student fact sheets (one copy for each student), a large, full-color NPG U.S. population poster, a PowerPoint presentation to help guide lesson plans on population issues and select NPG Forum papers that highlight the dangers of our nation’s ever-increasing population. New to this year’s Teacher Packet is a two-sided Activity Sheet for students. Featuring a word search and a crossword puzzle, this new hands-on exercise provides students the opportunity to immediately apply knowledge gained from our Student Fact Sheets.

Commenting on the huge success of this, now thirteen-year-old program, Craig Lewis, NPG’s Executive Director, stated: “Every year, NPG offers population-focused materials to teachers across America. Our purpose is to provide critical up-to-date resources on population growth in the United States for American students from coast to coast. As hundreds of teachers look to receive our educational packets to boost their lesson plans, we at NPG are fortified with the knowledge that we are engaging with the next generation at the most important intersection of their young lives – the classroom.”

“By sharing the realities of the negative consequences of ‘too many people’ with today’s students, teachers are able to open pupils’ eyes as to how their generation will face new population-related challenges,” Lewis said.

He continued, “with young people already very alert to the climate change issue, it’s vital they also learn how tens of millions of new people in the U.S. will lead to greater competition for limited water, food, housing and energy; how it will further stress our country’s already fragile infrastructure; and how overpopulation will dangerously impact already threatened farms, forests, rivers and fragile wildlife habitats.”

Lewis added: “This program is especially important when you consider current U.S. Census projections indicating that we could grow from today’s 333.2 million to more than 400 million by 2060.”

“Every year we hear from teachers who praise our fact-filled packets and highlight the value of getting students involved in speaking out on this important issue now, so that they can help shape a livable future. Just as important, we are able to continually expand this program to recruit more and more teachers to participate thanks to the financial support of our members who recognize the long-range value of investing in a more livable future for their children and grandchildren,” he said.

Teachers of students in grades 7 through 12 who are interested in receiving a 2022 NPG Teacher Packet can request one at NPG.org/teacherpacket.

Founded in 1972, NPG is a national nonprofit membership organization dedicated to educating the American public and political leaders regarding the damaging effects of population growth. We believe that our nation is already vastly overpopulated in terms of the long-range carrying capacity of its resources and environment. NPG advocates the adoption of its Proposed National Population Policy, with the goal of eventually stabilizing U.S. population at a sustainable level – far lower than today’s. We do not simply identify the problems – we propose solutions. For more information, visit our website at NPG.org, follow us on Facebook @NegativePopulationGrowth or follow us on Twitter @npg_org.

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