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People & Population in Geography Lesson Plans - Chapter Summary
From demographics to world population, this chapter offers you ideas for assignments, projects and activities you can incorporate into your existing social studies syllabus to help students learn about these aspects of geography. Group and individual activities focus on such topics as urbanization, refugees and sustainable cities.
Video and text lessons about these topics can be used to supplement your existing class materials. These resources provide ideas for classroom discussions and allow you to present information outside of your traditional lesson plans.
How It Helps
- Activities or games: Details group and individual classroom and extended projects and activities to enhance your students' learning experience about people and population.
- Student engagement: Outlines creative ways you can use to keep students interested in these various geography topics.
- Class discussion questions/topics: Offers lessons you can go over with your class to facilitate discussions that explore this material outside of traditional lesson plans.
How It Works
This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning people and population lessons easy.
- Use lesson plan outlines for specific people and population topics you want to cover in class.
- Formulate your social studies class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
- Share the related people and population lessons for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
- Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important aspects of population.
- Engage your students with relevant population-related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.
1. Cultural Geography Lesson Plan
While cultural geography may be a step removed from the type of geography that your students typically think of, this lesson plan will help them see the connections between geography and society in a whole new light.
2. Human & Cultural Geography: Definition, Characteristics & Studies
Humans don't exist in a vacuum. We live with other humans, and we live in a specific environment. In this lesson, we'll examine human & cultural geography, including what it is, and what types of topics are studied in the field.
3. Population Lesson Plan for Elementary School
What do your students know about population? This lesson plan uses a text lesson to highlight key facts for students. A small group activity gives students practice at tallying populations using quantitative and qualitative data.
4. Population Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts
Do you know the population of your state? What does population really mean? In this lesson we will talk about population! We will also look at what kind of data population requires!
5. World Population Lesson Plan
What is the world's population and what issues contribute to and potentially threaten it? This lesson plan uses an engaging video lesson to outline important points about the world's population. An activity gives students a chance to analyze historical changes in the world's population.
6. World Population Trends & Patterns Throughout History
The world's population is now growing at a faster rate than many people ever thought possible. But is such rapid growth anything new? Can anything slow it? This lesson looks at history for the answers.
7. Demographic Transition Lesson Plan
This lesson plan utilizes an informative video lesson, class discussion and a hands-on research activity to teach your students about demographic transitioning.
8. What Is Demographic Transition? - Definition & Stages
There are many differences between non-industrial and industrial countries. In this lesson, we will explore the concept of demographic transition and the stages that guide a country through its changes into an industrial country.
9. Urbanization Lesson Plan
With this lesson plan and materials from Study.com, you'll have everything you need to help your students understand the processes of Urbanization in the 20th and 21st centuries. A group activity
10. The Rise of Urban Societies & Current Patterns of Urbanization
People live in many different places: cities, suburbs, and the country. In this lesson, we'll look at historical and modern trends having to do with cities, including how the Industrial Revolution and urban renewal programs impacted urban populations.
11. Sustainable Cities Lesson Plan
This lesson plan is a tool for helping students learn about sustainable cities. Students will answer questions about a text and summarize some of the solutions to reducing the environmental impact in future cities.
12. Sustainable Cities: Definition, Design & Planning
Sustainable cities are cities that are actively working toward sustainability. Major factors of sustainable cities are, but not limited to water, air pollution, energy, and waste.
13. Refugees Lesson Plan
How can you effectively teach your students about refugees? With this lesson plan, you'll be able to use a video lesson to help establish a basis for learning and an activity that allows students to analyze the circumstances resulting in refugees in the real world.
14. Refugee Origins and Destinations
If you've watched the news, chances are you've seen refugees fleeing trouble. But what exactly is a refugee? Why do they leave? And why do some countries accept them? This lesson seeks to answer those questions.
15. Carrying Capacity Lesson Plan
This lesson plan utilizes a short, written lesson and an engaging, kinesthetic activity to cover exponential population growth, logistic population growth and carrying capacity. The interactive simulation allows all students to actively participate in the learning process.
16. Carrying Capacity of a Population: Definition & Explanation
As population size increases, so does the demand for resources. Carrying capacity helps define the appropriate size of a population based on its environment. The availability of resources has a direct effect on how quickly and how large a population can grow.
17. Overpopulation Lesson Plan
With this plan you can help your students to understand the important concepts of overpopulation and overconsumption and the consequences of each for a population.
18. Overpopulation vs. Overconsumption
How many people can the Earth support? In this lesson, we will explore population growth and some of the concerns associated with this growth, including overpopulation and overconsumption.
19. Global Population Issues, Concerns & Politics
The following lesson will cover the issue of global population trends and the resulting concerns. We'll explore concepts like carrying capacity, how developed and developing countries differ, and how some cultures and governments affect this issue.
20. Human Migration Lesson Plan
What is human migration? A video lesson explains key facts and an activity gives students a chance for analysis. Related lessons and extensions provide options for further instruction.
21. Human Migration: Definition, Reasons & Theories
Human populations relocate for various reasons, and social scientists have explained these through a variety of theories. Explore several reasons and theories for migration, and test your understanding with a brief quiz.
22. Population Growth Lesson Plan
Looking for ways to instruct your students on population growth? This engaging lesson plan uses a video lesson to explain the basics and introduce relevant theories and an activity gives students an opportunity for analysis.
23. Marxist vs. Malthusian Theories of Population Growth
Population growth is an issue that has concerned people for quite some time. In this lesson, explore two major theories about human population growth and test your understanding with a brief quiz.
24. Immigration Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Teach your students about immigration with the help of this text-based lesson. Students will explore immigration in America, learn about the reasons that people immigrate, formulate cause/effect relationships, and do an activity that helps learning last.
25. Cultural Geography Activities
Studying cultural geography helps students understand the how a person's location can affect their everyday lives and traditions. Use these activities to help your students learn about cultural geography.
26. Population Density Activities for High School
If your class is learning about population, consider having your students study population density. Use these activities to help students understand and calculate population density and identify its impact on resources.
27. Urbanization Lesson Plan for Elementary School
This lesson plan is a tool for helping students learn about urbanization. Students will be able to answer questions using textual evidence to support their answers and discuss the positive and negative effects of urbanization using domain-specific vocabulary.
28. Urbanization: Lesson for Kids
Urbanization is when an area becomes more urban, or more like a big city. Urbanization has both positive and negative aspects, and this lesson will teach you a little more about each of these sides.
29. Global Poverty Lesson Plan
What do your students know about global poverty? This lesson plan builds upon a fact-based video lesson to explore global poverty and the systems and practices that contribute to it. An activity will challenge students to analyze existing efforts to reduce global poverty.
30. Population Density Lesson Plan
Population density can be an easy concept for your students to understand. They will enjoy reading an interesting text lesson, solving population density problems from various areas and taking a quiz.
31. Limiting Factors of Population Growth Lesson Plan
Populations increase and decrease based on various factors. Students will learn about the limiting factors of population growth in this lesson. They will read, answer questions, take a quiz and complete an activity.
32. Poverty Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Use this lesson plan to teach students about poverty. Students will investigate examples of what poverty means to many people around the world and will also look at the meaning of 'necessity' to develop an understanding of what poverty is not.
33. What is Poverty? - Lesson for Kids
Poverty is an issue faced by many people all over the world who do not have their most basic needs like food, water, and a home. This lesson will explain what poverty means, and provide some examples of what poverty is and what poverty is not.
34. Factors of Human Migration Lesson Plan
Teachers should use these lesson plans to teach students about human migration. Students will be able to explain factors that lead to migration using content-specific language.
35. Comparing Cultures Lesson Plan
This lesson plan is designed for instructors teaching their students about the elements of culture. It presents students with instruction and activities focused on comparing cultures by identifying examples of its elements.
36. Introduction to Social Studies Lesson Plan
This lesson plan focuses on ways to organize a person's way of thinking about time and different structures of civilizations. During this lesson, students will have an opportunity to discuss, practice, and apply their knowledge.
37. Crossing The Wire Discussion Questions
In 'Crossing the Wire', Hobbs explores the hot topic of immigration through the personal experience of Victor and those he meets along the way. Guide your middle or high school students in meaningful conversation by using these discussion questions.
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