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Population Reference Bureau
This is the homepage of the Population Reference Bureau, an organization dedicated to providing information about worldwide population, health, and environment. Materials available here include information on U.S. and international population trends and their implications. There are articles, data sheets, reports, and world statistics on topics such as education, employment, fertility, poverty, race, youth, and many others. The site is also searchable by specific region, state, or variables such as age group. For educators, there are detailed lesson plans that use data from the site, as well as resource guides and standards. Links for additional information are provided as well.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Lesson plan
  • Visual:
    • Map
    • Visualization - scientific
  • Text:
    • Report
  • Dataset:
    • In-situ
  • Environmental science
  • Geographical Sciences:
    • Human geography
Technical requirements:
Some documents require Adobe Acrobat reader
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2007, Population Reference Bureau. All rights reserved.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-001-502
Educational standards:
  • National Geography Standards:
    • Human systems:
      • The characteristics, distribution, and migration of human populations on Earth's surface
    • The uses of geography:
      • How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Population Reference Bureau