Population pyramids are used by demographers as a tool for understanding the make-up of a given population, whether a city, country, region, or the world. Learning about, using, and understanding these pyramids is an important part of AP Human Geography and AP Environmental Science. So what is a Population Pyramid?
Calls came into our office this month from teachers at two DC area high schools asking for guest speakers on population for their AP Human Geography classes. It wasn’t a coincidence. This is October – the month that the teachers get to the “Population and Migration” unit in their syllabus for the AP course.
The beginning of a new school year is an exciting time, but it can also be an intimidating time for a teacher. There are 180 school days, and it is up to the teacher to make sure that those days matter. If you talk to different people or read certain news articles, you might get varied ideas of what “matters” in the teaching profession. Meeting your state standards? That your students do their homework or pass their tests? That they get an “A”?
Welcome to a new version of our website and the start of our PopEd Blogs. We hope you’ll find many useful tools for the classroom and will keep checking back to see what’s new.