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Population Distribution


Describe and explain the physical and human factors affecting population distribution at the global scale

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Population Distribution


Describe and explain the physical and human factors affecting population distribution at the global scale

Half of Canada’s population lives below the red line. What might be the physical (natural) and human reasons for this?

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Click on the map above to explore global population density and distribution

Click on the map above to explore global population density and distribution

 

HUMAN FACTORS

PHYSICAL FACTORS

Job opportunities

Tourism centres

Good transport links

Industry

Trade routes

Climate

  • Temperate climates

  • Lack of fresh water

  • Very high/low temperatures

  • High humidity

Relief

  • Steep slopes

  • High mountains

  • Remoteness

  • Flat, low lying areas

Natural Resources

  • Scarce resources e.g. coal

  • Beautiful scenery

  • Plentiful resources

Soils

  • Deep, fertile soils

  • Thin, degraded soils

 

TASK

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  1. Download a population density map for your country

  2. Label this to explain the physical and human reasons for areas with high or low population density

  3. Share your map and explain in small groups

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Economic Development Patterns


Examine global patterns and classification of economic development

Economic Development Patterns


Examine global patterns and classification of economic development

The classification of countries by their economy has traditionally had a dichotomous focus of rich/poor or developed/developing.

In what ways is this an outdated measure of economic development?

The Brandt Line ( Source )

The Brandt Line (Source)

 
 

MEASURING THE ECONOMY OF A COUNTRY

Income is the main method of measuring a country’s economic development. However, the way that income is calcualted can vary depending on a variety of factors.

Watch the video below and compare and contrast GDP, GNP and GNI? In what ways are they similar and different?

 
 
 
 

HIGH, LOW AND MIDDLE INCOME COUNTRIES

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The World Bank assigns the world's economies into four income groups — high, upper-middle, lower-middle, and low.

This is calculated using GNI per capita and represented by US Dollars.

 
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ECONOMIC CLASSIFICATION

Explore the different ways to classify countries by their economy.

Population & Development: National Scale


Examine population distribution and economic development at the national scale, including voluntary internal migration, core-periphery patterns and megacity growth

Population & Development: National Scale


Examine population distribution and economic development at the national scale, including voluntary internal migration, core-periphery patterns and megacity growth