Lagos: Growing Lagos

AQA GCSE Geography lesson for the new specification Unit 2A: In this lesson we look at how Lagos has grown in the last 50 years and why.

We start with a population pyramid of Nigeria and the pupils can choose questions to answer as we explore the population structure of the country.

We then look at the growth of Lagos through the pupils plotting the data onto a graph and answering questions about Lagos’ population growth. We then move onto the physical growth of the city. Here pupils use colours to make an isoline map and again there are questions for the pupils to answer. We then look at push & pull factors for rural-urban migration. The pupils create a graph as a visual tool to see which are the main pull and push factors. We finish with an emoji annotation plenary about the reasons for Lagos’ population growth.

In a nutshell lesson includes:

Population pyramid starter
Video clip
Graph plotting task with questions on population data.
Isoline map task with questions.
Push-pull factors bar chart.
Annotating emojis plenary.

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Created: Feb 26, 2020

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