Related links for ‘Big Picture: Populations’
Our list of the best content on the web on the topic of populations
Don’t forget – if you use any of this in your own research, check the original source and decide if it’s reliable.
Hans Rosling’s statistic-focused site on studying global populations. There’s loads of data, videos and other downloads for you to use to investigate human populations for yourself.
Don’t panic – the truth about population
Hans Rosling’s BBC programme.
World of 7 Billion
US-based resource for students and teachers on the topic of populations.
World Health Organization fact sheets index
Contains loads of useful information if you’re following up on a specific topic. Fact sheets relevant to this issue include ‘Antimicrobial resistance’, ‘Avian influenza’, ‘Family planning’, ‘HPV and cervical cancer’, ‘Immunization coverage’, ‘Malaria’ and ‘Tuberculosis’.
Demographic information from the UN
Statistics on population size and density, birth and death rates and migration.
Societies and organisations
Further resources and activities on populations
In addition to ‘Big Picture’, the Wellcome Trust has funded many initiatives that touch on the topic of populations. We’ve pulled together a list for you and identified which educational levels these initiatives are most suitable for.Lead image:
James Weliver–US Fish and Wildlife Service/Flickr CC BY