002 - Population

Syllabus Point

Explain (AO2) the other factors responsible for a low density of population in these areas: human discomfort, inaccessibility, remoteness.
Identify (AO1) ways in which people adapt their activities to extremes of weather and climate.

Key Terminology

  • Explain
  • Identify
  • Density
Using the 'Command Word' posters in the classroom, your 'DP Geography Course Companion' text book by Cooke and Nagle and the links provided define the key terminology above.

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Activity One - Explain

Before we start this section download the two apps below onto your phones.

Google Expeditions
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Google Cardboard
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  1. What is the difference between inaccessible and remote?
  2. Using the google expeditions app search for Churchill.
      • Describe how the conditions in this area could cause human discomfort.
      • What is making this area inaccessible?
      • What evidence is there that suggests this area is remote?
  3. Collect a piece of A3 paper and copy the table below into it.
      • Describe and explain why human discomfort, remoteness and inaccessibility impact population density.

Population Extreme Environments



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Activity Two - Adaptation

Just like the plants and animals that survive in these extreme environments, humans have also learnt to adapt to cope with the harsh conditions and the remote locations of these areas.

  1. How have people adapted to live in the desert? Think about what you saw in Morocco and consider ideas such as nomadic lifestyles and farming techniques.
  2. How have people adapted to survive the extreme weather conditions of glacial areas?

Useful Resources

      • 'Arid Environments' textbook by Cole Pages 107 - 114
      • 'Geography Course Companion' textbook by Nagle and Cooke Pages 171 - 172