ES Module 8 : Human Populations
Lesson 1 : Trends in Human Population Growth
Objective(s): (1) Describe how technological advances have contributed to human population growth; (2) Explain recent trends in population growth; (3) Identify characteristics of human population that are studied by demographers.
Essential Question: Why do we study human populations?
Vocabulary: Industrial Revolution, infant mortality, life expectancy, growth rate, demography
Assignment(s): Trends in Human Population Growth (Student Assignment)
Lesson 2 : Predicting Population Growth
Objective(s): (1) Describe total fertility rates and replacement fertility; (2) Explain how the age structure and sex ratio of a population define its potential for growth; (3) Describe the demographic transition; (4) Discuss social factors that affect population growth.
Essential Question: How might the human population's growth rate change in the future?
Vocabulary: total fertility rate, replacement fertility, demographic transition
Assignment(s): Predicting Population Growth (Student Assignment)
Lesson 3 : People and Their Environments
Objective(s): (1) Describe how humans impact their environments; (2) Discuss the negative and positive impacts of technology
Essential Question: What factors influence the impact a population has on its environment?
Vocabulary: wealth gap
Assignment(s): People and Their Environment (Student Assignment)