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Noise Control Act
China's One Child Policy


Unit 5: Human Populations


Chapter 5 (pg. 125-128)
Chapter 8 (pg. 207-228)
Chapter 13 (pg. 357-366)

Goals: Human Populations

  • Assess the scope of human population growth and potential limits to its growth
  • Evaluate how human population, affluence, and technology affect the environment
  • Explain and apply the fundamentals of demography
  • Outline and assess the concept of demographic transition
  • Describe how wealth and poverty, the status of women, and family planning programs affect population growth
  • Characterize the dimensions of the HIV/AIDS epidemic
  • Analyze relationships among changes in population size, economic development, and resource consumption at global and local scales.
  • Define fecundity, fertility, replacement level fertility, natality, mortality, and morbidity
  • Define immigration and emigration

Goals: Urbanization & Sprawl

  • Describe the scale of urbanization
  • Assess urban and suburban sprawl


  • Determine population density
  • Determine a population's death rate
  • Determine a population's birth rate
  • Determine a population's growth rate using the formula
  • Determine populations change over time
  • Analyze population pyramids
  • Determine doubling time of a population


Population Clock
Population Growth in Little Bitty Lights
Minature Earth
World in the Balance Website
Breathing Earth
population Reference Bureau
AIDS Clock
Population Growth Animation
Baraka: Chickens and People
Population Pyramid that Moves
Did You Know?
Yep, We Hit 7 Billion!
State of the World: Human Populations
Now What Do We Face?
7 Billion
Population Game from France
"Overpopulation is a Myth"
What's Your Number?
Most Average Person
World O Meteres: Real Time Statistics
Population Control: Wealthy Putting Down the Poor?
New Problems Large Populations Cause
Governments Paying People to Have Kids

Demographic Transition

Demographic Transition
Demography Game

Population Pyramids

US Census Information
Coolio Population Pyramids

Solutions/Family Planning

International Family Planning
Cell Phones as Family Planning
Kiva Microfinance
Brazil's Fertility Rate Dropping due to Soaps


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