005 - Too Few or Too Many

Factual Question:

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?

Debatable Question:

Can population policies ever be justified?

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Key Terminology

  • Pro-natalist policy
  • Anti-natalist policy
  • Geriatric

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.
Too Many Under 15

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:

  1. Location map - remember China is not an island and every map needs a title, key, compass point diagram and scale.
  2. How did China's population get so large?
  3. Population Pyramid
  4. Outline of the one child policy.
  5. Impact of the one child policy - do consider the political impact.
  6. How has China's one child policy changed in recent years?
  7. Was the policy justified?
Anti - natalist policies

Presentation

      • A3 sheet of paper only but be creative
      • Bibliography

Assessment

How will I be assessed?

Criterion A: Knowing and Understanding

Criterion D: Thinking Critically