Population and Development

Content

Content

  • Statement of inquiry
    • What are the components of global population change?
  • Aims of the lesson
    • You should be able to recall the structure of the Demographic Transition Model.
    • You should be able to distinguish the different stages of the Demographic Transition Model.
Context

Context

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Starter

geographyalltheway.com - Demographic Transition Model from Richard Allaway
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Activities

Demographic transition model
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Task

Copy and complete the following table. It should fill a whole piece of paper/page in your exercise book.

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Example Location
The birth rate is …
The death rate is …
Natural Increase is …
Reasons for the change in birth rate
Reasons for the change in death rate
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Thinking Skills

In which stage of the Demographic Transition Model would you put the following statements:

  • Politicians worry more about the ’oldies’ vote.
  • A worldwide immunization programme eradicates a disease responsible for the death of millions.
  • Governments introduce tax incentives for families who have more than two children.
  • The immigration of skilled workers and their families is encouraged.

There is an excellent 'Living Graph' exercise about the Demographic Transition Model in Thinking Through Geography [Pages 24-27].

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Review and Homework Task

Can you draw the Demographic Transition Model from memory?

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