*Full Lesson* Population Density and Distribution

This is a full Geography lesson looking at how and why populations change over time. It was originally delivered to a year 8 class but could be adapted for other year levels and key stages.

This lesson follows up a previous lesson on population change which is also available

During the lesson pupils:

  • Use an ISM to look at the difference between a densely and a sparsely populated area.
  • Use own knowledge to try and identify the most densely populated countries in the world.
  • Use a wold population density map to analyse areas that are densely and sparsely populated.
  • Work out the population density of a number of different countries.
  • Investigate what is meant by population distribution and explain the population distribution of a number of areas based on aerial photos taken at night.
  • Investigate and evaluate human and physical factors which influence population distribution.
  • Complete an extended writing task to explain why an area is densely populated and why a different area is sparsely populated.
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Created: Oct 11, 2018

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