More babies, please

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Activities

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Task One - Research

For one of the five countries below research the population situation and the population policies that have been put in place.

Your research should be presented as a sheet split into two columns. The first column will explain the Population Situation and include information relating to the birth rate, death rate, fertility rate and rate of population decline. The second column will explain the Population Policies put in place by the government to try and encourage families to have more children.

Russia

Situation

Link

BBC News - Russia faces demographic disaster [7 June 2006]

Management

Link

BBC News - Russian 'sex day' to boost births [12 September 2007]

Germany

Situation

Link

dw.com - No Brakes on Germany's Population Freefall [17 August 2006]

Management

Link

BBC News - Dwindling Germans review policies [28 March 2006]

Japan

Situation

Link

BBC News - Japan eyes demographic time bomb [19 November 2007]

Management

Link

The Guardian - Go home early and multiply, Japanese told [29 November 2008]

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Task Two - Advertising Campaign - Twitter/Poster/Radio Advert/TV Advert

Each group will be assigned a country. As a group you are going to pitch an advertising campaign to the Population Department of that country's government. Your campaign will promote the country's pro-natalist population policies. The campaign should have a common theme and appearance.

Your campaign will include:

  1. A series of six 'tweets' that will be posted over a period of time on the social network Twitter. You want them to be memorable so that people will share the statements further.
  2. poster that will used in public spaces such as on public transport.
  3. 30 second radio advert that you will record.
  4. A TV advert which you will pitch as a storyboard of at least 6 pictures.
'It is good to have only one child'
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