002 - Hatch, Match and Dispatch

Factual Questions:

What are birth, death and fertility rates?

What factors effect birth, death and fertility rates?

Key Terminology

  • Birth rates
  • Death rates
  • Fertility rates
  • Natural increase
  • Natural decrease
  • Life expectancy

Define the words above using an online dictionary such as The free dictionary or BBC Bitesize.

Activity One - Skill - Describe

  • Describe the pattern of global birth rates.
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  • Describe the pattern of global fertility rates.

Activity Two - Explanation

  1. Using a sheet of A4 paper mind map the reasons why birth rates differ across the world. If you are unsure then take a look at the images below to prompt you.

Activity Three - Discussion

  1. Why might there be a low birth or fertility rate but still a rise in the total population of a country?
  2. There is often a correlation between high birth rates and high death rates. Explain why this might be in no more than 10 sentences.
  3. Explain why a country may have a natural increase in population.
  4. Explain why a country may have a natural decrease in population.

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