Category: Population Dynamics:

Global Population Growth…

Global Population Growth…

Title: Global Population Growth…

L.O: To know how to describe and give reasons for the rapid increase in the world’s population

Key Skill development:

Identification

Reasoning (using PEEL)

Research Skills

Discussion

KEY TERMS:

  1. Rapid Population growth
  2. Population Distribution
  3. Population Density
  4. Densely Populated
  5. Sparsely Populated
  6. Birth Rate
  7. Death Rate
  8. Life Expectancy
  9. MEDCs, LEDCs, LLEDCs, RICS, NICs, OPECs
  10. Over-population/Under-population
  11. Migration
  12. Population decrease

Starter: Task 1: Take a look at the world population clock on the homepage of Geoschooley. Try and guess what the clock will say at the end of this 1hr and 20minute lesson. As an extension – make a list of the factors that might have an impact on this clock increasing so rapidly…

Image result for india busy train

Main Development:

Task 2: Describing Global Population Growth

Complete the Global Population Growth Task Sheet using the Google Search Engine and the resources below:

 https://ourworldindata.org/world-population-growth

 http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/intermediate2/geography/human_environments/world_population_distribution/revision/1/

 

Global Population Growth Task Sheet

 

Task 3: Why has the world’s population been growing so fast?

 http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/intermediate2/geography/human_environments/world_population_change/revision/1/

The following have been major factors in the world’s population growing so fast:

  1. People living longer (decreased death rate)…
  2. Increased Birth rate…
  3. Better health care to combat diseases…
  4. Fewer global wars…
  5. Lack of contraception in developing countries…
  6. A lack of knowledge of sexual reproduction…
  7. Cultural and traditional views of the benefits of having large families – particularly in developing countries…
  8. Improved living standards on a global scale…
  9. Improved technology…and many many more…

Can you turn the global population graph you have produced into a Living Graph? Can you develop the points further using PEEL on your graph…

Global Population Growth Living Graph Cards…

 

Image result for living graph global population example

(source: https://www.ielts-mentor.com)

 

An example of a “Living Graph”annotation has been done for you below…

A social reason…

  1. People living longer (decreased death rate)…

Point: People are living longer and therefore the death rate has decreased.

Explain: This has been happening because people are more aware about the advantages of living healthier lifestyles and so more and more people now attends gyms, eat healthier and participate less in activities such as smoking.

Evidence: This is evident in HICs (High Income Countries) as people in countries like Germany and Switzerland are have a greater life expectancy due to the above actions…

Link: If people are living longer this can result a greater level of knowledge in society through there being more older and experienced people in the workforce, therefore improving technology perhaps…

Task 4: Key independent research task: 

Watch the series of youtube videos below as part of the “How Many People Can Live on PLanet Earth” Series and try and make notes under the following subheadings:

  1. Why has the Earth’s population grown so much and so fast?
  2. Where is the world’s population growing so fast?
  3. What are the consequences of such fast growing population?
  4. Why might the world’s population growth rate slow down?

Plenary:

Define the following key terms in your notes for a key term quiz next lesson:

  1. Rapid Population growth
  2. Population Distribution
  3. Population Density
  4. Densely Populated
  5. Sparsely Populated
  6. Birth Rate
  7. Death Rate
  8. Life Expectancy
  9. MEDCs, LEDCs, LLEDCs, RICS, NICs, OPECs
  10. Over-population/Under-population
  11. Migration
  12. Population decrease

Homework – independent work time:

Revise the above list of key terms for your quiz next lesson…

Extension task:

Access the sky news feeds on GeoSchooley and find any examples of where there is evidence of the world’s population slowing down (population decrease)…