006 - Population
Can population policies ever be justified?
- Pro-natalist policy
- Anti-natalist policy
The key terminology will be discussed in the lesson but if you are still unsure then you can click on the links below to find the definitions.
Activity One - Case Study - Anti-natalist and Pro-natalist Policies - Infographic
An anti-natalist policy is a government policy to slow down the fertility rate of a country. Where as a pro-natalist policy actively encourages people to procreate. Some times these are encouraged by incentives and others they are enforced. China is the classic example of an anti-natalist policy. You will be exploring a policy of your choice but do make sure that you are able to obtain enough data and evidence to strengthen your discussions.
For this summative task you will be asked to do two different things; the first will be to create an infographic which illustrates the importance of the policy and how much success it has had by presenting various forms of data and the second will be to write an analytical piece about the policy. We will first of all go through what an infographic is so that you know what type of research you need to complete (thank you Mr. Allaway for your help with this and for providing the resources).
What is an infographic?
Before we even start thinking about creating an infographic we need to understand what one is.
- Using the first link in the 'Useful Resources' box write a definition of what an infographic is.
- Using the next two links, explore what makes a good infographic. Write down between five and ten factors which you consider makes a good infographic. We will then discuss this as a group.
- Watch the YouTube clip below and make notes on how to create an infographic.
- Watch the second YouTube clip and make notes on what the seven different types of infographics are.
Activity Two - The Research Process
Criteria B looks at the research process you go through to complete a specific assignment. We are going to focus specifically on the designing of a research question, how you collect/record your information and the success of that research.
- Watch the YouTube clip in the 'Useful Resource' box and write down three things that make a question good.
- Make a copy of the grid below and save it to your Google Drive. Remember to give it a clear title and to include your name. You will be sharing this document with me to assess.
- Create a Research Question using an Individuals and Societies Command Term and include what you are focusing on for this assignment e.g. what aspect of population policies are you going to focus your infographic on?
- Justify why your question is important to answer.
- Research your topic and document your sources/research on the grid provided.
- Evaluate at least three of your sources on the document provided. Why was the article/ data useful? Was it not useful? If not, say why not. Consider what you have learnt in the history focused lessons - consider the origin, purpose, content, values and limitations of at least three of your sources.
What makes a good question?
How will I be assessed? - The Research Process
Activity Three - The Infographic
You will now be creating your infographic using Google Drawing (to present the infographic - images, maps etc) and Google Sheets (to create the graphs from raw data). This is new to me too so we will navigate this process together.
- Use Google Drawings.
- It needs to answer your research question using the data from you found during the research process.
- It needs to include at least one graph - these can be either self generated or taken from else where (remember to cite your sources).
- Include at least one image.
- Include text but this should be limited to a short paragraph or key words.
- Submit as a pdf.
How will I be assessed? - The Infographic
You will be assessed using Criteria A - Knowing and Understanding and Critiera C - Communicating.
Activity Four - Analyse
So far we have looked at the population policies in a very logical manner e.g. what was the policy? Why was the policy implimented? What has the impact been? For this section you are going to suggest whether the policy was justified or not by considering the viewpoints of different stakeholders. What is/was their perspective? You are then going to decide in your opinion whether the policy was justified or not.
For the country you have studied, justify whether the pro or anti natalist policy should have been implemented.
- 500 word limit
- 3 to 5 paragraphs
- Use data to help illustrate your points
- Cite your sources in a bibliography or as a footnote
How will I be assessed?
For this final section on population policies you will be assessed using Criteria D - Thinking Critically.
Activity - Case Study - Anti-natalist and Pro-natalist Policies - Information Guide (Alternative Assessment)
An anti-natalist policy is a government policy to slow down the fertility rate of a country. Where as a pro-natalist policy actively encourages people to procreate. 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 on LucidPress explaining the impact that a government policy has had on its overall population. If you are unsure which one to focus on then there are resources for China's anti-natalist policy in the 'Useful Resources' box below.
Things to include:
- Location map - remember China is not an island and every map needs a title, key, compass point diagram and scale.
- How did China's population get so large?
- Population Pyramid
- Outline of the one child policy.
- Impact of the one child policy - do consider the political impact.
- How has China's one child policy changed in recent years?
- Was the policy justified?