Lesson Plan

Grades 6-8, 9-12

El poder de las pirámides (Power of the Pyramids)

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30 minutes

SUBJECTS: Math, Science, Social Studies

TOPICS: International Comparisons, Population Pyramids

Resource Overview

Students construct and interpret population pyramids and discuss differences in population growth rates among several different countries.

Lesson plan PDF includes Spanish and English instructions.

Students will be able to:
  • Calculate percentages using raw numbers for each age/sex group in a given population.
  • Construct a population age/sex distribution graph for one of six different countries.
  • Make correlations between the shapes of the graphs and the growth patterns of different countries.

Features of This Resource

  • Great lesson for bilingual APHG and APES classes
  • Lesson has two versions – one appropriate for middle school and one for high school skill levels
  • Opportunity for real-world math

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