Category: Form7: Population…

So where is everyone…And why do different countries have different populations?

So where is everyone…And why do different countries have different populations?


Title: So where is everyone…And why do different countries have different populations?

L.O: To know how we are spread unevenly around the earth and to know the reasons why….

Key terms:

Population distribution

Population density

Densely populated

Sparsely populated

Lesson Starter: Task 1: Define the key terms above and place into your notes…

Task 2: Lets look at an Infograph….

What’s an an infograph? An infograph is a visual presentation that shows data and information using images, graphs, maps, statistics and pictures in an interesting way…

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look at the above infograph. in pairs, can you try and answer the following questions about the information and data thats been shown…

  1. Identify countries 1,2 and 3
  2. Rank order the three countries in population size
  3. Identify one thing easy to understand about the infograph and one thing that could be improved


Main Development

Task 2: So where is everyone???

The map below shows where people live in the world. The deeper the colour the more people live there and the greater the population density….

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Key question:

Q.Describe the pattern of the world’s population (3marks)

You should answer this question using the OSO framework…Try and identify something obvious about where people are, something specific and something. Use this framework to help write your sentences….

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Task 3: Why are there different population around the world???

Watch the below clips and make notes under the heading “Reasons Why Populations Are Different Around The World…”


Task 4: Plenary – Homework – independent work time…

Answer the following Exam style question…

Explain the reasons why some areas of the world have big populations

and some have small populations?

Growing Urban Populations…Mega Cities

Growing Urban Populations…Mega Cities



Title: Growing Urban Populations…Mega Cities

L.O: To understand why our Populations are growing in Urban Environments and the impacts of this

Key terms:

Rural-Urban migration (internal migration)

Mega Cities

SEEP impacts

Push and Pull factors

Lesson Starter: Task 1: watch the Andrew Marr Mega Cities short film to gain an understanding of why people are moving to city…(can just view the first ten minutes to help with a lesson starter activity)

Main Development: So why are people moving to the city?

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Lee’s model of migration helps us to understand the “push” and “pull” factors that help us to understand why people are moving from the rural countryside to the urban city areas across the world…

Task 2: Group work (3-4): Make a copy of the above diagram in your notes. Can you then make a table with two columns and discuss in your groups possible push and pull factors for internal migration and fill in your tables with as many ideas as you can…


Task 3: So where are the mega cities of the world???

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Take a blank map of the world from your teacher and identify six mega cities around the world using a highlighter pen. Remember a mega city is classed as having “10 million people or more”…

Then can you also annotate the following information for your mega cities around your map:

  1. The total population of the city
  2. The type of housing you would find there
  3. How bad the pollution is
  4. One way they are trying combat against the pollution

Task 4: So what are the SEEP impacts of all these people living in these places…

Finish watching the Andrew Marr Mega Cities film and with your SEEP Compass Roses identify the impacts of living in Mega cities…



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Plenary….Homework – independent work time:

“Mega Cities are the best thing for mankind’s future”

Would you agree or disagree with this statement? Explain your response…

A Growing Population…Or is it?

A Growing Population…Or is it?


Title: The Growth of the World’s Population….

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L.O: To know how the world’s population has grown so fast and to understand how it might be slowing down…

Lesson starter: Access the world population clock on the homepage of GeoSchooley. Answer the following questions with reference to the clock:

  1. Why do you think it is increasing so rapidly?
  2. What do you think the main impacts of this rising population may be?
  3. how does it make you feel?


Main Development:

Watch the below video “How Many People Can Live On Planet Earth” and then complete the following tasks…

Task 1: So what are the reasons for such a rapid population growth? Can we SEEP the causes? Complete a Development Compass Rose with at least 3 ideas for how the social, economical, environmental and political elements have impacted upon the world’s population growth…

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Task 2: The world’s population in a graph…A LIVING GRAPH!

Using your own graph paper make a copy of the world population growth rate for your notes. Make sure your are accurate with your copying as you will be turning your graph into A Living Graph. You may even want to discuss any surprises that you notice on the below graph???


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Now with your graph you are to try and place the below statements in the correct areas around the data. In placing your statements you are helping your data come alive with reason – hence the name Living Graph…(the statements are not necessarily in order)

  1. The “baby boom” after WW2 helped the rapid increase in the world’s population.
  2. Young adult couples in Richer countries are making the conscious decision not to have children as the cost of living is becoming too high.
  3. Medicine is beginning to really improve due to the finding of penicillan and so people are surviving more diseases.
  4. Around the 1970s and 80s poor countries in Africa and Southern Asia start to rapidly increase their birth rates
  5. The industrial revolution has seen improvements in sanitation in towns and cities across Europe – so people are not being subjected to water based diseases as much as they were before.
  6. Women in poorer countries, particuarly in Africa and Southern Asia are deciding they want to have careers rather than large families towards the end of the century


Task 3: So do we understand why the world’s population increased and why it will start to decrease half way through this century??? (5marks)


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write a paragraph tweet of 100 words answering the above question providing all the reasons you can think of to help get yourself 5marks…