Lesson 5- Effects of Overpopulation
Grade/Course: 9 / World Geography
Unit: 6: South and East Asia
Unit Understanding: South and East Asia have faced the problem of overpopulation with varying degrees of
Readiness-- 7(C) describe trends in world population growth and distribution
Supporting-- 15(A) identify and give examples of different points of view that influence the development of
public policies and decision-making processes on local, state, national, and international levels
15(B) explain how citizenship practices, public policies, and decision making may be influenced by cultural
beliefs, including nationalism and patriotism
The hook is based upon the universal HOOK- Think back to our Taylor Burning scenario from yesterday...after all
generalization and should be something class have been relocated the State Board of Education says that Taylor is
that all students can answer with prior OVERPOPULATED and must act to make a change....Brainstorm three
knowledge. solutions to fix Taylors overpopulation problems.
Yesterday we discovered what is meant by OVERPOPULATION and the
Strong traditions are effects overpopulations has a on a place and its resources using the More or
difficult to change. Less Activity In our matrix we saw how overpopulation is more of a
disadvantage than advantage...today we will look at what some countries in
SE Asia have done to stop this issue.
Today we will look at 2 countries (China and India) who are suffering with the
problem of overpopulation and how they are attempting to handle it.
Line Clear modeled instructions:
Students explore lesson content and create
graphically organized notes that allow them Students will read from two different texts- 1 China 2- India
to learn the unit understanding. Each reading will explain the Causes that led to that country’s
overpopulation problem and the effects/solutions that that country
South and East Asia have faced the has tried to develop to fix it. As students read they will complete two
problem of overpopulation with separate Multi Flow Maps (cause & effect chart).
varying degrees of success.
Sinker Quick Write- Have students respond in their ISN to the following
Independent practice activities that allow prompt
students to extend their new, deeper
understanding of the unit understanding. Which country has done a better job at controlling its population?
(Processing Activity) Explain why using at least three specific pieces of evidence from your
notes (Multi flow map)