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World Geo Unit 5- Essential Questions

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What topics are identified as a part of the demography, or the
study of human geography?
Age, Population, Life Expectancy

How is the study of demographics a good predictor of standard of


living?

Countries with higher populations and higher life


expectancy typically have a higher standard of Living

What is the difference between population density and population


distribution?

Population Density is people divided in an area

Population Distribution is the arrangement of people in a


predefined area

Why is agricultural density a more relevant statistic than


population density?

Agricultural Density measures how many farmers are


present per unit of arable land.

Where are the major population clusters in the world located?

South Asia, East Asia, Northeast North America, Western


Europe

What are a few unique cultural characteristics of each population


cluster?
World Geo Unit 5- Essential Questions

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South Asia Hinduism, East Asia Buddhism, Northeast
North America Football, Western Europe Anglo Saxons,
Latin based languages

What are the characteristics of the rapid growth, slow growth, and
negative growth population pyramids?

Rapid Growth LARGE Populations in people under 20.

Slow growth low death rates, population increases in


under 20s.

Negative growth Population decreases under 20s,


possibly due to war, natural disaster, or disease.

How does demographic transition model relate to economic


development?

The stages of the Demographic Transition Model correlate


to the sectors of economic development.

Why is stage three of the demographic transition model so


important?

Population fills out and plateaus at a peak population

What social problems are caused by the doubling time of the


global population?

People will fight for already depleted resources and be


way overcrowded.
World Geo Unit 5- Essential Questions

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How are the governments population policies in China and Kenya


similar and different?

China Government limited families to one child

Kenya Government reproductive health reports sent to


citizens

What are some physical and human reasons that people move?

People move for economic opportunity, political (war)


reasons, climate issues, and cultural reasons like religion
or way of life.