Lesson Plan

Grades 9-12

A Demographically Divided World

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15 minutes (Part 1); 20 minutes (Part 2); 10 minutes (Part 3); 30 minutes (Part 4)

SUBJECTS: Social Studies

TOPICS: Demographic Transition Model, Fertility/Mortality, Women's Issues

Resource Overview

In small groups, students explore changes in regional fertility rates and life expectancy trends over time and discuss how factors impacting fertility are different throughout the world. Students then conduct individual research on a single country to evaluate development and place it within the demographic transition model. Finally, the class explores how countries within the same DTM stage compare.


Features of This Resource

  • Four part lesson can be done in full, or its easy to select parts
  • Favorite lesson of APHG teachers
  • Technology component when students explore interactive online maps
  • Lesson lets students investigate the demographic transition model and how specific countries fit in the DTM

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