Population pyramid revision GCSE GEOGRAPHY
GCSE GEOGRAPHY POPULATION.
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Yr 11 Population revision.
LO: To understand how population
pyramids show population structures
in MEDCs and LEDCs.
You must describe a population pyramids structure,
suggesting what it shows (E)
You should describe population pyramid structures
and link these to birth rates and death rates,
suggesting basic links to development (C)
You could link the structure of population pyramids
to economic development, giving specific
examples, and using key words (A/A*)
• Population pyramids can tell us a lot about the
structure of a population.
• They can tell us the birth rate, the death rate, the
number of old people, the number of young people
• Think: Which of these 2 countries has a higher
death rate? Explain your answer.
• Population pyramids can also tell us how
developed a country is. Why?
• Think: Which of these 2 pyramids is an LEDC,
and which is an MEDC? Explain.
• Group A: With your Lego, create a population pyramid
to show the structure of the population in Kenya.
• Group B: With your Lego, create a population pyramid
to show the structure of the population in Japan.
• Group C: With your Lego, create a population pyramid
to show the structure of the population in India.
• Group D: With your Lego, create a population pyramid
to show the structure of the population in Australia.
Things to consider: Are
they LEDC/MEDC, high
BR/DR, lots of
Be ready to present your
• Using the Lego provided – create a general
population pyramid for an LEDC and a general
population pyramid for an MEDC.
• Once you have created these – copy their
shapes into your books; and explain their
shape. Make reference to key words such as:
birth rate, death rate, healthcare, education.
Finally: 10 minutes to write down
• How can population pyramids change over
• How do birth rate, death rate, the number of
elderly dependents and the number of young
dependents, show how developed a country