Category: Population Change:

Lesson 8: A deeper look into population pyramids…

Lesson 8: A deeper look into population pyramids…

 

L.O: To further develop our knowledge of population pyramids through group work and exam practice…

Task 1: In your groups of 4 assign yourself a student role (A,B,C &D) and try to perform the task that is described in each role so that we can workout where this population pyramid comes from?

WHAT CAUSED SUCH A GENDER IMBALANCE???

Student A:

Student A, using the key terminology from your previous lesson, can you describe the shape of this population pyramid (to help think of the “Gucci Geography” words identified – convex sides/concave sides/straight sides; contracting/expanding/stationary; narrow base or top/bulging middle; pyramid/oval/”coffin” shaped). Try to aim for a description of approximately 100 words so that you can be sure you have enough detail…

 

Student B:

Student B, You are to focus on the different sections of this population and try to answer the following questions:

The youthful dependent population (age 0-19):

1) Identify the total number of youthful dependent populous – be as accurate as possible

2) Explain the possible reasons for this total number in this section of the population

 

The Economic Active Workforce (age 20-69):

1) Identify the total number of economic active populous – be as accurate as possible

2) Explain the possible reasons for this total number in this section of the population

 

The old aged dependent population (age 70+):

1) Identify the total number of old age dependent populous – be as accurate as possible

2) Explain the possible reasons for this total number in this section of the population

 

Student C:

Student C is to concentrate on the causes of this gender imbalance of the Population Pyramid. Using SEEP  classification (Social, Economic, Environmental & Political) can you identify the different reasons why such a gender imbalance could have taken place?

 

Student D:

Student D is to focus on what the possible consequences could be of a population having this structure. Using SEEP  classification (Social, Economic, Environmental & Political) can you identify the different consequences of having such a gender imbalance in a country?

 

***IF ONE STUDENT COMPLETES THEIR TASK EARLIER THAN OTHERS THEN THAT STUDFENT SHOULD HELP YOUR TEAM MATES COMPLETE THEIR TASK***

 

 

GCSE PE (9-1) 5 a day practice exam questions – 2019 Series – Edexcel – AQA – OCR

Exam style question for you to practice:

Q. Using a population you have studied – discuss the causes and consequences of a gender imbalance in population(7marks)

Use the below framework to help structure your response!

Easy Framework to use for long responses in IGCSE Geography

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(source:www.coolgeography.com)

 

 

Lesson 7: Different types of Population structure…

Lesson 7: Different types of Population structure…

Title: Different types of population structure

L.O: To be able to identify and give reasons for and implications of different types of population structure

Key terms/phrases:

Population pyramids

Concave

Convex

Economic Active Workforce

Old age dependents

Young age dependents

Dependency ratio

Demographic dividend

Key question: What factors might cause countries to have different population structures?

Lesson starter: Watch the below clip and answer the following questions:

Q. What is a population pyramid?

Q.  How do they help you understand the structure of a countries population structure?

 

 

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 Population Pyramid Worksheet (activity derived from www.geographyalltheway.com)

 

Review: Look at the below population pyramids annotate them with appropriate descriptive words about their shape (think about describing the whole pyramid and the key words at the start of the lesson)

 

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Exam Practice:
Q. A country that has an ageing population also has a high dependent population, using a country you have studied, describe the impacts of an ageing population on a country (think of your previous case study!!!)(7marks)