Your learning targets are:
Knowledge: The student will:
- Know that the rate of natural increase in a population is the difference between the birth rate and the death rate.
- Know that population growth rates vary from region to region and that regions with different population compositions make different demands on social policy.
- Know that population density can be calculated in several different ways.
- Know that the migration of people has had a major effect on people’s histories and their relationships with other groups of people.
Where do you fit in with 7 billion people?
You heard me- 7 billion.
The world is becoming a very populated place…
***Why with all this room/intelligence/resources are we talking overpopulation?
Read over the National Geographic article on population growth in the world.
Answer the following questions as you read.
Do this on a WORD DOCUMENT as you will be tested on this material next week on the mini cross curricular exam:
1) Who is Antoni van Leeuwenhoek? Why is he important when talking population? What did he offer? Sum this up in your own words. (THIS EXACT QUESTION WILL REAPPEAR ON AN EXAM!)
2) “With the population still growing by about 80 million each year, it’s hard not to be alarmed”(National Geographic, 2010). Why should we be alarmed? What 4 specific things does Nat Geo mention are occuring?
Also list 3 others you know are happening? (AGAIN, YOU NEEEEEED TO KNOW THIS!)
3) What roles do faith and religion play in the problem of overpopulation?
4) What does birth rate mean? What does death rate mean? What does this article teach us about both?
Email this word document to Miss Mann (firstname.lastname@example.org) when it is completed.
Answer the following 2 questions after and during your reading of this article. (Yes this is marked!)
Post directly on this page through a comment.
A) What is the ‘fertility decline’? (Provide quotations and comments directly from the article.)
Do you think the ‘fertility decline’ will continue or do you believe fertility will increase as time goes on. Provide details on your opinion.
Example: Draw reference to direct quotations such as “The bad news is that 2030 is two decades away and that the largest generation of adolescents in history will then be entering their childbearing years”(National Geographic, 2010).
B) Comment on the following:
The goal in India should not be reducing fertility or population, Almas Ali of the Population Foundation told me when I spoke to him a few days later. “The goal should be to make the villages livable,” he said. “Whenever we talk of population in India, even today, what comes to our mind is the increasing numbers. And the numbers are looked at with fright. This phobia has penetrated the mind-set so much that all the focus is on reducing the number. The focus on people has been pushed to the background.”
Provide your opinion and comments on this- Make sure you quote the article and do some outside research.