005 - Too Few or Too Many
What benefits and problems does a country experience if there are too few children under the age of 15?
What benefits and problems does a country experience if there are too many children under the age of 15?
What benefits and problems does a country experience if there are too many people over the age of 65?
Can population policies ever be justified?
- Pro-natalist policy
- Anti-natalist policy
The key terminology will be discussed in the lesson but if you are still unsure then you can click on the links below find definitions.
Activity One - Too Many or Two Few?
- Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of having too many youthful or ageing dependents within a country. Use the slideshare and YouTube clips below, as well the information sheet given out in class to help you.
Activity Two - Anti-natalist Policies
An anti-natalist policy is a government policy to slow down the fertility rate of a country. Some times these are encouraged by incentives and others they are enforced. China is the classic example of an anti-natalist policy. Your task is to develop an information guide explaining the impact that China's one child policy has had on its population.
Things to include:
- Location map - remember China is not an island and every map needs a title, key, compass point diagram and scale.
- How did China's population get so large?
- Population Pyramid
- Outline of the one child policy.
- Impact of the one child policy - do consider the political impact.
- How has China's one child policy changed in recent years?
- Was the policy justified?
- A3 sheet of paper only but be creative
How will I be assessed?
Criterion A: Knowing and Understanding
Criterion D: Thinking Critically