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  • Population PyramidsLG3: Create and analyze population pyramids and make predictions about future population trends. TEK 7A

    Success Criteria: Students will be able to identify and analyze the different parts of a population pyramidStudents will be able to construct a population pyramid Students will be able to predict future population patterns using population pyramids

  • Population Pyramids

    DefinitionA graph that shows the gender/age composition of a population at a specific time. It consists of two horizontal bars that represent the male and female populations in a country at different age groups.PurposeAnalysis of population pyramids allows us to determine slow, rapid, or negative population growth rates.

  • Directions:ProcessAnalyze the following population pyramidsWrite down the country nameThen answer the following questions for each population pyramidQuestionsWhat type of growth is reflected in the graph? Rapid, Slow, or NegativeWhat level of development is reflected in the graph? More, Newly Industrialized, or Less

  • Why are the largest percentage of people between the ages 50-54?

  • What has curtailed the population growth in this country?

  • What will happen to this country if the current population trend continues?

  • What has contributed to the recent drop-off in birth rates?

  • What has slowed the increase in birth rate?

  • Why is only 10% of the population over the age of 50?

  • Why is such a large percentage of the population below the age of 40?

  • What social issue will be of growing concern in the coming years?

  • Demographic Transition ModelStage 2: Industrializing - High Birth/Rapidly Decreasing DeathNewly Industrializing - Transition from Primary to Secondary Economic ActivitiesStage 1: Pre-Industrial -High Birth/High Death

    Less Developed - Primary Economic ActivitiesStage 4: Post-Industrial - Low Birth/Low Death

    More Developed- Mostly Tertiary Economic Activities, emergence of Quaternary Economic ActivitiesStage 3: Industrialize - Rapidly Decreasing Birth/Low Death- Newly Industrializing Mostly Secondary Economic Activities, Emergence of Tertiary Economic Activities

  • Demographic MapsMap TypesPopulation density map is a map that shows the distribution of people in a certain geographical area.CartogramAmap in which some thematic mapping variable is substituted for land area or distance.

  • GDP Cartogram

  • Electoral College Cartogram