What is it?
As the world's population continues to increase at an astonishing rate, so does the stress on the earth's resources. This population and settlement collection focuses on how population trends affect migration between different countries, employment and standards of living.
How to use it
Jenniferwatts84 has supplied a useful PowerPoint overview of how the world's population has changed since 10,000BC, which includes a glossary of frequently-used terms and compares rich and poor countries.
For S1-3 pupils, she has also uploaded a card sorting game, where pupils sort reasons for population control and reasons against it (with particular reference to the Chinese one-child policy).
For an introduction to migration, Ethatcher has created a PowerPoint looking at movement between rural and urban areas, immigration and emigration, and the "push" and "pull" factors influencing people's decisions to migrate. Mbarker1975 looks at the consequences of moving, with resources on urbanisation and shanty towns.
Another broad topic in this area is how settlements work. Wellingborough School has provided a worksheet on settlement hierarchies, which looks at how facilities differ in small hamlets, for example, compared with a capital city.
David Mullarkey has uploaded a PowerPoint looking at the benefits and problems of settlement growth, which asks pupils to consider whether they would prefer to live somewhere larger or smaller, and why. He has also provided a worksheet on the characteristics of the central business district, where pupils have to fill in the missing words.
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