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Class Discussion Question. Compare the demographic indicators for Africa South of the Sahara (pg 232) with those of North America (pg #89) and Europe (pg #334). Write down at least 2 good observations. Here is the plan….

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class discussion question

Class Discussion Question

Compare the demographic indicators for Africa South of the Sahara (pg 232) with those of North America (pg #89) and Europe (pg #334). Write down at least 2 good observations.

here is the plan
Here is the plan…
  • Students will be able to compare demographic information from several different regions.
  • Students will be able to understand the population issues that confront Sub Saharan Africa.
  • Students will relate population trends to settlement patterns of Sub Saharan Africa.
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  • Population and Settlement: Young and Restless on pages #231 to #233.
  • Summarize this passage by writing 3 to 5 sentences.
you are my density
You are my density…
  • Population density is the number of people per unit of land.
  • Physiological density is the number of people per unit of arable land.
  • Agricultural density is the number of farmers per unit of arable land.
trend
TRend
  • Sub Saharan Africa is the least urbanized part of the world.
  • However, Sub Saharan Africa is becoming more urbanized every year!!
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Read
  • “Family Size” from page #233 in the textbook.
  • What factors contribute to high birth rates in many parts of Sub Saharan Africa?
  • How did / do many African governments now look at family size?
  • How do many people in the western world look at family size in this region?
too many kids
Too many kids???
  • Safety Net - Africans look at children as economically advantageous.
  • Playing the odds - High Infant mortality rates.
  • Cultural – I am a MAN!
  • Religious – Many Africans will not use contraception because of their religious / cultural beliefs.
demographic time bomb
Demographic Time Bomb?
  • What potential problems could arise from continued population growth in this region of the world?
  • How serious do you think this problem could become?
population matters
Population Matters
  • Population in Sub Saharan Africa is growing at a rapid pace.
  • A large percentage of the population is under the age of 15.
  • Nations with very young populations tend to be less stable than “older” nations. WHY?
here is the plan1
Here is the plan…
  • Students will be able to understand the population issues that confront Sub Saharan Africa.
  • Students will be able to compare demographic information from several different regions.
  • Students will relate population trends to settlement patterns of Sub Saharan Africa.