Population Distribution at the Global scale
This page introduces population distribution at both the global and regional scale. It looks to introduce the patterns of population distribution through a variety of maps. The activities in the lesson are centered around maps and describing the patterns in a geographical way. A variety of interesting maps including infographics and ooze maps are used. The lesson is well resourced with student worksheets and one activity requires the students to evaluate different mapping techniques of population distribution.
Where in the world are all the people?
Teaching time: 1 Hour
- To be able to describe and explain global patterns of population distribution
Starter Activity - Population clock
Record the growth in estimated world population size during the course of your lesson
How are statisticians able to track world population growth?
Student Activity_Processes_Population Growth and Ikea Boxes
Watch the following Gapminder video by Hans Rosling and annotate the sheet provided to explain population growth from 1960.
Student Activity -Synthesis - Discuss the Graph
Study the graph below and discuss:
a) The pattern shown
b) The implications of child survival for population growth?