Geography A/World Population Project

 

1)      What is the population on Earth expected to be by the United Nations in the year 2050. 2 sentences.

 

2)      Summarize the article in your own words. Write at least 100 words.

 

 

3)      Draw a timeline of population growth from 1 A.D. until today (see the maps below for help) and write out at least 5 events (wars, invasions, diseases, inventions, empires starting or ending, events in nature, etc) in history that happened in that time period that you have marked that affected (increased or decreased) the population of the world or of that country or area. Include: Dates of your event (start and finish), Event (what happened), Population (after the event; explain if it is an increase or decrease), Location (city, country, continent or world) and Cause (what did this event affect the population). Use a blank piece of white paper, no lines. Staple it inside your notebook.

 

Timeline example:

Dates:

Event: Fall of Rome

Population after Fall of Rome: ____ Decrease because____

Location: Rome

Cause of population decrease: Barbarian invasions. Romans were killed or fled for their lives. No government to protect them.

                       

1 A.D. ____________________________________________________________Today

                                                                                                           

                                                                       

 

4)      What major events in history do you think may have caused population growth to occur? Explain at least 3. Use examples and dates. Write at least 5 sentences.

 

5)      Create a small poster (see teacher) showing the connection between events and population growth. Color each square a different color. Follow directions below.


 

 

Poster project. You can focus on world population or the population within a specific area or country. Color each square a different color. Staple it inside your notebook.

You can use the maps below to do this Poster. Choose 6 dates from these periods of time: 1st 1000 years AD, 1300-1400s, 1700s, 1800s, 1900s, 2000-today.

Date:_____ Choose an important event that affected population (war, disease, immigration, famine, farming, etc).

Explain how this event helped increase or decrease population in that area. 3 sentences.

Include dates, at least 3 facts, and underline the event.

Date:_____ Choose an important event that affected population (war, disease, immigration, famine, farming, etc).

Explain how this event helped increase or decrease population in that area. 3 sentences.

Include dates, at least 3 facts, and underline the event.

Date:_____ Choose an important event that affected population (war, disease, immigration, famine, farming, etc).

Explain how this event helped increase or decrease population in that area. 3 sentences.

Include dates, at least 3 facts, and underline the event.

Date:_____ Choose an important event that affected population (war, disease, immigration, famine, farming, etc).

Explain how this event helped increase or decrease population in that area. 3 sentences.

Include dates, at least 3 facts, and underline the event.

Date:_____ Choose an important event that affected population (war, disease, immigration, famine, farming, etc).

Explain how this event helped increase or decrease population in that area. 3 sentences.

Include dates, at least 3 facts, and underline the event.

Date:_____ Choose an important event that affected population (war, disease, immigration, famine, farming, etc).

Explain how this event helped increase or decrease population in that area. 3 sentences.

Include dates, at least 3 facts, and underline the event.

 


 

 

 Each dot represents 1 million people

 

1 A.D. -- 150 
million

1350 -- 300 
million

1700 -- 600 
million

1800 -- 900 
million

1900 -- 1.6 
billion

1950 -- 2.4 
billion

1985 -- 5 
billion

2020 -- 8 billion