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1. Population Growth

SmartGrowth BoxThis is one of six education resource topics created for teachers of geography. This page includes activities for students about concepts and statistics related to population growth and the demographics of the western Bay of Plenty sub-region.

The chart below outlines all activities that can be used in the classroom as well as assessment information. This resource targets geography achievement standards level 6-8 and social studies level 5.

 

ActivitiesAssessmentCurriculum LevelGeographic conceptsGeographic skills
1a

Western Bay of Plenty sub-region - Population change over time

  • Existing knowledge brainstorm
  • PowerPoint slides and activity
  • Inquiry chart
  • Quiz and discussion
Activity Summary (1.5MB, pdf)
Brainstorm template (22KB, pdf)
Inquiry chart (9KB, PDF)
PowerPoint summary (1.55MB, pdf)
PowerPoint presentation slides (2.23MB, ppt)

1.2, 2.2, 3.2, 1.6, 2.6, 3.6, 2.5, 3.5

5, 6

Change

Spatial patterns

Graphing

1b

Population growth issues - why SmartGrowth?

  • Group brainstorm activity
  • Discussion
Activity Summary (39KB, pdf)
Brainstorming worksheet (11KB, pdf)

1.2, 2.2, 3.2, 1.6, 2.6, 3.6, 2.5, 3.5

5, 6, 7, 8

Change

Valuing skills

1c

Population distribution and density

  • Fishbone activity
  • PowerPoint slides discussion and activity
  • Google Earth activity
  • Figure comparison
  • Quiz and Discussion
Activity Summary (2.46MB, pdf)
Fishbone template (203KB, pdf)
PowerPoint summary (2.2MB, pdf)
PowerPoint presentation slides (4.39MB, ppt)

1.2, 2.2, 3.2, 1.6, 2.6, 3.6, 2.5, 3.5

5, 6

Change

Environments

Spatial patterns

Valuing skills

Graphing

Visuals

1d

Age-sex pyramid

  • PowerPoint slides and group discussion
  • Reading and quiz
  • T Chart activity
Activity Summary (952KB, pdf)
T-chart examples (9KB, pdf)
PowerPoint summary (928KB, pdf)
PowerPoint presentation slides (1.25MB, ppt)

1.2, 2.2, 3.2, 1.6, 2.6, 3.6, 2.5, 3.5

5, 6, 7, 8

Change

Spatial patterns

Visuals

1e

Growth drivers and population migration

  • Inquiry chart
  • PowerPoint presentation and discussion
  • Discussion and quiz
  • PowerPoint group activity
  • OPV (other points of view) activity
Activity Summary (329KB, pdf)
Inquiry Chart (10KB, pdf)
PowerPoint summary (294KB, pdf)
PowerPoint presentation slides (3.60MB, ppt)

1.2, 2.2, 3.2, 1.6, 2.6, 3.6, 2.5, 3.5

5, 6, 7, 8

Change

Spatial patterns

Visuals

Valuing skills

1f

Economics of (Smart)Growth

  • Discussion
  • PowerPoint presentation
  • Discussion and group brainstorm
  • Become the expert activity
  • Learning circles activity
Activity Summary (2.6MB, pdf)
Learning circles template (7KB, pdf)
PowerPoint summary (2.29MB, pdf)
PowerPoint presentation slides (7.10MB, ppt)

1.2, 2.2, 3.2, 1.6, 2.6, 3.6, 2.5, 3.5

5, 6, 7, 8

Change

Perspectives

Graphing

Valuing skills

1g

Looking back and looking forward

  • Card activity and discussion
Activity Summary (558KB, pdf)
Looking back cards (536KB, pdf)

2.2, 3.2, 3.3, 1.6, 2.6, 3.6, 2.5, 3.5

6, 7, 8

Change

Valuing skills

1h

Ecological sustainability, ecological footprinting and household consumption

  • Individual or small group information sheet activity
Activity Summary (346KB, pdf)
Sustainability and Consumption Info Sheet (109KB, pdf)
Sustainability and Consumption Simplified (92KB, pdf)
SmartGrowth three level Reading Guide (13KB, pdf)
Ecological footprinting Info Sheet (214KB, pdf)

1.2, 2.2, 3.2, 1.6, 2.6, 3.6, 2.5, 3.5

6, 7, 8

Environments

Change

Valuing skills

1i

Population concepts matching game

  • Small group easy vocab matching game
Activity Summary (44KB, pdf)
Matching Game (28KB, pdf)

1.2

5, 6

Processes

Valuing skills

1j

Western Bay of Plenty sub-region population growth - Crossword

  • Summary crossword puzzle
Activity Summary (123KB, pdf)
Crossword (103KB, pdf)

Various

5, 6, 7 8

Processes

Change

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