Unit 2 ENDURING UNDERSTANDINGS - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW & UNDERSTAND
- Knowledge of the geographic patterns and characteristics of human populations facilitates understanding of cultural, political, economic, and urban systems.
- Populations grow and decline over time and space.
- Causes and consequences of migration are influenced by cultural, demographic, economic, environmental, and political factors.
Geographical analysis of population
1. Density, distribution, and scale
2. Implications of various densities and distributions
3. Patterns of composition: age, sex, race, and ethnicity
4. Population and natural hazards: past, present, and future
Population growth and decline over time and space
1. Historical trends and projections for the future
2. Theories of population growth, including the Demographic Transition Model
3. Patterns of fertility, mortality, and health
4. Regional variations of demographic transitions
5. Effects of population policies
1. Migration selectivity
2. Major voluntary and involuntary migrations at different scales
3. Theories of migration, including push and pull factors, human capital, and life course
4. International migration and refugees
5. Socio-economic consequences of migration
Targeted Learning Activities
- Using a particular case study, discuss how the variables of birth, death and migration are affecting a country's demographic composition
- Demonstrate knowledge of the interconnection between the 5 stages of the Demographic Transition Model, and various different population pyramids
- Analyze a population pyramid
- Discuss the role that HIV / AIDS is having on a particular country
- MCQ and FRQ assessment for both Population and Migration, following by a Unit Test.
- Socratic Seminar Discussions on one or more articles discussing population trends.
Resources for study & preparation
APHG TextBOOK resources
Chapter 2 Population Pages 36 to 75
Fouberg Chapter 2 Population Key Questions:
Fouberg Chapter 3 MigrationKey Questions:
Chapter 2 Population Pages 44 to 77
Rubenstein Chapter 2 Population Key Issues:
Rubenstein Chapter 3 Migration Key Issues:
Unit 2 Population Pages 30 to 63