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.