003 - Population and Development

Conceptual Question:

To what extent does population change influence the levels of development?

Key Terminology

            • Demography
            • Demographic Transition Model

Define the key terms above by using the 'Useful Links' below:


Useful Links

Activity One - Demography

Demography is the study of population. The Demographic Transition Model looks at the changes in the birth and death rates of a country and how this impacts the country's overall population size. There is a strong correlation between a country's birth and death rates and their level of development.


      1. Write a definition of demography in your own words.
      2. Describe what the Demographic Transition Model shows by watching YouTube clip one and reading the Slideshare.
      3. Copy out the diagram and table below. Fill in the table using the Slideshare.
      4. Watch the second YouTube clip and add to your table.
Taken From: https://www.populationeducation.org/sites/default/files/dtm.png

Image One - Stages of the Demographic Transition Model

Useful Resources

YouTube Clip One

YouTube Clip Two

Activity Three - Thinking Critically - Extension

      1. We will be completing the 'Living Graph' in the 'Thinking Through Geography' book by David Leat. Add the sentences given to you to your graph.
      2. Devise five sentences of your own for the living graph and write them on the padlet page. http://padlet.com/geobecks/livinggraph
      3. Pick five sentences from your peers on the Padlet page and add them to your 'living graph'.