# POPULATION

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```					    POPULATION
LO: To be able to describe and
explain the pattern of the world’s
population
KW: Distribution, Density, Dense,
Sparse,
Starter
Look at this photograph
1. What does it show? Use
one of the key words
2. Why do you think it is like
that?
3. Where do you think it is?
(Is it MEDC/LEDC,
village/city, weather type,
etc.)
Complete the table showing Human factors
affecting population

HUMAN       Reasons for areas of      Reasons for areas of
High population density   Low population density
FACTORS

Economic,
social,
political
Complete the table using your paper cut outs for
Physical factors affecting population
PHYSICAL        Reasons for areas of Reasons for areas of
High population      Low population
FACTORS         density              density

Relief, climate,
soil, vegetation,
accessibility,
resources
Mark on the whiteboard where you would
expect a dense population
is high population density
Why isn’t there a lot more of the world’s population between 20-60
degrees south?
Old
Between                                                          World
20°N &                                                          (Europe
60°N =                                                            and
80%                                                              Asia) =
85%
1.Label 20 degrees North and 60
degrees North with ‘where 80% of
people live’ on your world map
2.Add a label ‘old world where 85% of
people live’ that points to Europe and
Asia
3.Colour in the map showing population
density (figure 2 p102)
1. Describe the pattern of the world’s
population
2. Explain why there is this pattern for each
description you have given
Describe                                    Explain
 There is high population     People settle here as they use ports for
transport, it usually is low, flat land and is
density around the            cooler than inland
coasts
   Most of the population     The climate here is suitable as temperate. There
(80%) is between 20-60        is also a greater land mass in the Northern
hemisphere
degrees N
   Most of the population     This has traditionally been settled for a longer
(85%) is in the old word       period of time
(Europe and Asia)
   There is low population    These areas are cold and the soils difficult to
density in northern           farm (tundra)
   There is low density in    These areas are either too mountainous or lack
communications (such as in rainforest). May
the centre of the             also be too humid and dangerous.
American continents
   There is low density in    These areas also lack communications and
employment and are too hot (lack water,
central and northern          infertile soils e.g. deserts)
Africa and Australia
questions
1. What areas are likely to have sparse
population?
2. What areas create densely populated
areas?
 http://www.ibiblio.org/lunarbin/worldpop

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