004 - Population Pyramids

Factual Knowledge:

What is a population pyramid?
How can population pyramids be linked to the Demographic Transition Model?


Key Terminology

  • Population Pyramid
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Activity One - What is a population pyramid? What do they show?




Answer the following the questions using the slideshare above:
  1. What do population pyramids represent?
  2. Using diagrams describe the three main pyramid shapes.
  3. Give two examples for each of the the three main pyramid shapes.



Activity Two - Making Pyramids



  1. Using the lego provided, build a population pyramid for each stage of the Demographic Transition Model.
  2. Draw the models on paper and next to them suggest why you have chosen that shape for the five different stages of the Demographic Transition Model.

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Example:

Stage 1 - High Stationary

  • Draw the population pyramid
  • Justify the shape and why it would link to stage 1 of the Demographic Transition Model