Lesson Plan

Grades 6-8, 9-12

Power of the Pyramids

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15 minutes (Part 1); 30 minutes (Part 2)

SUBJECTS: Math, Science, Social Studies

TOPICS: International Comparisons, Population Pyramids

Resource Overview

Students construct and interpret population pyramids for six countries and discuss differences in the population growth rates of each. (Distance learning tool available below!)

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 connections between the shape of a graph and a country’s population growth.

Features of This Resource

  • Perfect for APHG and APES
  • 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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