Lesson 1: Why study human population?
Watch the video below. Afterwards, write down as many questions as you can that you think need to be answered in relation to world population.
Lesson 1 Homework
Population terminology: You need to know, understand and be able to use the following words in your assessments for this unit:
Each student will be given one word from the list of terminology. On a piece of A4 paper you should:
a) Write the word
b) Define the word
c) Illustrate the word
d) Write a sentence with the word in
Finally you will be expected to explain your word to the rest of the class. Here is an example:
Lesson 2: How can we understand world population growth?
- Pair share the key vocabulary you researched at home
- Here is a class activity to illustrate the growth of population over time:
Why is population growth worth understanding?
Here, Hans Rosling of GapMinder talks us through some of the implications of population growth….
Lesson 3: Can our planet sustain population growth?
- The Earth as an Apple: Apple provocation
- Each group will be given some questions. Match these to the follow up statements in your groups
Here are the group activities:
- Here are some useful resources to get you on your way:
Finally, why study population at all?
This video explains clearly the importance of demographics:
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