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# Population Lesson for Middle Schoolers

This is a great lesson explaining population to middle school students.
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Published in: Education      Technology      News & Politics

#### Transcripts - Population Lesson for Middle Schoolers

• 1. Me _____
• 2. THE WORLD’S POPULATION I can understand the concept of population and relate this concept to the world.
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• 4. POPULATON GROWTH & MIGRATION Why do you think the world's population is growing at a rate of 20% per year? In 60 years, the world's population will literally double. What are some problems the world will face with such a huge population? Use your textbook to define migration? How does it affect population growth?
• 5. BIRTH RATE & DEATH RATE In 2012, 4,200,000 babies were born in the USA. The total population in 2012 was 314,000,00. Based on these stats, what was the birth rate in the USA in 2012? In 2012, there were 2,500,000 deaths. The total population in 2012 was 314,000,00. Based on these stats, what was the death rate in the USA in 2012?
• 6. If the population of the world is growing too fast, would there be anything we do could do about it? What if all people lived like Americans? There would be more cars, more trash, and the world would use up natural resources at a staggering rate. APPLICATION: Write a summary explaining what we can do to make sure planet Earth can handle a growing population.