1. Demographic Change

What is "Demographic Change?"

Also known as "Demographic Transition," Demographic Change is the phenomenon where a country moves from high birth rates and high death rates, to lower birth and death rates as the country undergoes industrialization.

This process has already happened in most developed countries (and has been ongoing since the Industrial Revolution).

This process is currently happening in developing countries.

In this unit you will learn about:

To better understand how Earth's population has changed over time, watch the video below:

Population Pyriamid - Taiwan, 2014

Above is a population pyramid for Taiwan in 2014. A population pyriamid is a graphical illustration that shows the distribution of various age groups in a population.

Assignment 1

Vocabulary

Native English Speakers: For each word on the list, find and type the English definition.

English Learners: For each word on the list, find and type both the English definition and the translation into your native language.

Copy of Demographic Change Vocabulary

Assignment 2: Understanding Population Pyramids

On the left is a Google Form with a video to watch and questions to answer.

The questions are similar to what you might see on the Written Exam

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Assignment 3: Aging Populations in the Developed World

Watch the video and answer the questions.

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Assignment 5: Demographics & Economic Growth

Watch the video and answer the questions.

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Assignment 6: World Population in 2060

How will the world's population change by 2060, and why? Watch the video to find out.