APES UNIT III

R&B Unit 3: A Crowded World - 12 Classes

Unit Goal: Unit 3 deals with population change, demographic transitions, age structure in countries, and problems associated with population increases – hunger, resource availability, and our ecological footprint.

Chapter 8: Understanding Population Change

A. Content

  1. Crude Birth Rate
  2. Crude Death Rate
  3. Immigration/Emigration
  4. Population Growth Rate
  5. Environmental Resistance
  6. Carrying Capacity (K)
  7. Reproductive Strategies (K and r)
  8. K-Strategists, r-strategists
  9. Survivorship
  10. Density-dependent factors
  11. Density-independent factors
  12. Developed Countries
  13. Developing Countries
  14. Doubling Time
  15. Total Fertility Rate (TFR)
  16. Replacement-level fertility
  17. Demographic Transition
  18. Age Structure Diagrams (pop. pyramids)

B. Activities

  1. Population Dynamics
  2. Human Population Dynamics
  3. Something's Fishy
  4. Population Pyramids

C. Assignments

  1. Read Chapter 8;
  2. Online Quiz
  3. HW#8a,8b,8c,8d;
Chapter 9: Facing the Problems of Overpopulation

A. Content

  1. World Hunger
  2. Economics Effects of Population Growth
  3. Nonrenewable Resources
  4. Renewable Resources
  5. Consumption
  6. Urbanization
  7. The City as an Ecosystem
  8. Reducing the Total Fertility Rate
  9. Social and Economic Status of Women
  10. Family Planning

B. Activities

  1. Mock UN Debate

C. Assignments

  1. Read Chapter 9;
  2. Online Quiz
  3. HW#9a,9b,9c,9d;
Assessment: Ch. 8 and 9 – Population Growth and the Problems of Overpopulation