Grade Levels | 7th - 12th, Homeschool
Subjects | World History, Geography, Economics
Resource Type | Projects, Games, Lesson
Formats Included | PDF
Pages | 14 pages
Need a fun & engaging way to teach the causes & effects of population incline and decline, total birth rate and death rate, total population, Demographic Transition Model (DTM) Stages of Population Total Chart. This lesson can be modified to only 60 minutes if you are limited on time by omitting some of the activities, and it will still be effective. If you want to send home some of the activities such as the Cootie Catcher you can do that as well. This lesson gives you various options for activities. All can be included or you can choose which ones to implement. I always try to make learning fun and engaging while raising the bar to get students thinking through problem-solving.
o The learner will understand the differEnces between birth rate and death rate
o The learner will be able to explain the cause & effect of overpopulation, high/low birth rate, and high/low death rate.
o The learner will be able to identify in what stage on the Demographic Transition Model (DMT) a county lies and why.
o The learner will be able to demonstrate an understanding of what problems and opportunities may occur with an incline and a decline in population.
o Student Reading Comprehension Activity (3 Pages), a timer, a die (Suggested to laminate this for durability and reuse.
o Cootie Catcher Comprehension and Review (1 Per Student)
o Student Reading Comprehension Activity: Demographic Transition Model (1 page), Colored Pencils,
o Group Research Activity (1 per group), internet access
o Student Review Game, Cut Out & Laminate Pieces and Place in a Zip Lock Bag (1 Set Per Group)
o 3 Canning Jars and Rice, or something small to represent people.
Laminate the Population Symbol Card, One Per Group.
o Document cameras, dedicated computer projection systems ar interactive whiteboards for each student to display their “Take a Look at Population” Group Research Activity. They will display for the class to see.
You may include all or omit a few activities based on the time available for this lesson. You may also split the reading assignment & activities into two class periods, if necessary.
o Laminate the Reading Comprehension Activity (3 pages). 1 Set Per Group.
o Laminate the Game Cards & Place them in Ziplock bags, 1 Set Per Group
o Print Cootie Catchers, One Per Student
o Print Demographic Transition Model, One Per Group
o Take a Look at Population, One Per Group
o Using the Jars: Label Each Jar (1) the United States or Your Country (2) World (3) China. Fill the “World” jar to the very top representing 100% of the world’s population and place the lid on it. Fill the “United States” jar
One purchase is for the use of one teacher. If additional teachers would like to use this product, please purchase additional licenses.
Total Pages | 14 pages
Answer Key | Included
Teaching Duration | 90 minutes
Grade Levels | 7th - 12th, Homeschool Subjects | World History, Geography, Economics Resource Type | Projects, Games,... read more