DEMOGRAPHICS ...SOME THINGS TO CONSIDER
movie circle (various films to be viewed and then shared/discussed in small groups) top 100 doc and 8 summer doc on desktop to check out

World Clock by Poodwaddle.com

A World Of 7 Billion (National Geographic)



Are you Typical? (National Geographic)


'DON'T PANIC" (video 57 min) An assessment of current population trends

Biggest population issues involve women and girls:
Jimmy Carter podcast on his book "A Call To Action"
5 Facts About Adolescent Girls (slideshow)

MIGRATION
World Migration Map shows arrivals and departures

SLUMS
SANITATION VIDEO
Kibera BioGas

Too Young To Wed (National Geographic Live)

MILLENIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS
2013 Update

Identify 8 successes to date.


CORRUPTION.jpg
2015 goals to embrace transparency and governance
Class note

IRIN news and analysis
The three deadliest words in the world :It's a girl (website, documentary on Netflix)
Too Young To Wed (National Geographic Live)

"Poor beat rich in MDG race"(www.gapminder.org)

Summarize what you have learned about the paradox of 'poor' and 'rich' countries as it relates to infant mortality, or as Rosling refers to it, Average Annual Rate of Reduction (AARR).

After watching the above video visit the site www.gapminder.org . Working with a partner, select two "indicators" you would like to research. Watch the data and retell the story. Remember you can slow the graph's movement and separate the countries' individual trends. When you have something interesting, share it with the class. Keep a note on the indicators used and the conclusions we make.


DEMOGRAPHY
Why should we study demography? (note)
A Primer of Demographic Terms (pg 64-65 global connections)
Demographic Transition Model:
Where would you like to be situated on the model? Why?
demographic_transition_detailed.jpg
Completing Demographic Transition (Jeffrey Sach's 9 points)

Demographic Transition

Global Population Dynamics – J. Sachs notes – “Completing Demographic Transition” pgs 185-195 Common Wealth (note)
Demographic Transition Model - global connections Text pg.
Lesson
Completing the Demographic Transition
Using the brief readings complete the following questions:
1. IMPROVING CHILD SURVIVAL
Quality over quantity. What is the cause/effect relationship between total fertility rates and the under 5 mortality rate?
2. EDUCATION OF GIRLS
Identify the 7 effects education can have on completing transition. Give one specific example for each effect on demographic transition.
3. EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN
Identify 4 criteria of empowerment and give 1 example of each. Explain how empowerment can influence the shift from quantity to quality and the opportunity cost of the mother.
4. ACCESS TO REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH SERVICES
What has been found to have the greatest impact on access to [[#|contraception]]? Why would this method be more successful?
5. GREEN REVOLUTION
Identify the two effects boosting farm productivity has on achieving demographic transition. Explain how these effects along with the Green Revolution have helped India to achieve demographic transition.
6. URBANIZATION
Contrast the value of the child in urban and rural settings. How will increasing rates of urban population settlement impact demographic transition?
7. LEGAL ABORTION
How do legal abortions impact demographic transition?
8. OLD-AGE
SECURITY
Even poor countries can gradually provide pensions for the old. How does this provision support demographic transition?
9. PUBLIC LEADERSHIP
Identify 5 culturally conditioned community norms. Explain two ways the role of public leadership can impact fertility transition?
Sachs, Common Wealth. Pgs. 185-190
FACT SHEET: Demographic Transition and Civil Conflict
Global Gag Rule

Country sort followed by country check
Human Development Report and Human Development Index (video 3 min.)
Economics play a huge role infuencing population trends and is affected by the outcomes of trends.

When will Asia rise to meet the West? (youtube, TED Talks)

Identify the conditions that held India and China behind the U.S. and the U.K. with respect to income per person and life expectancy?
What factors will contribute to India and China's rise? Which conditions may interfere with this rise?
Why is it so important to analyse the potential of human capital? What additional indicators could be used to assess development? Play with these at www.gapminder.org
Do you agree with Rosling's prediction? Explain your perspective.
Play with gapminder's indicators (www.gapminder.org). Share your findings with your group.

For the data analysts and critical thinkers ...
Who is really the larger contributor to global population growth? An alternate perspective: Do the math

Implications of the demographic trap, population control and the birth dearth (global connections)
Canada's Population Trends Interactive Map
Population Control
THE FOURTH WORLD - video debrief

URBANIZATION
Why we are better off living in cities with mass transit (Globe and Mail, Oct. 13, 2013)

Media
Embedded in the study of demography are many issues. Select one, or more, issues that have captured your attention. Answer the question: How many are too many? You may respond using any media you like. Videos should be no longer than 2 minutes. See EVALUATION for details.

Maternal Health
Gender Equality
Empowering Women
Anthropocene
Population Theory
"No woman should die giving birth...Sierra Leone" (17 min)
Sec. Hillary Clinton Defends Reporductive Rights and Family Planning (3 min)
"Ndiyindoda:I am a man"(24 min)
"Girl Killer" (44 min)
"My Mother Built This House" (27 min)
"Brazil's Girl Power" (NG)
"Welcome to theAnthropocene" (3 min)
Environmental Effects of Population Growth" (4 m
"Age of Man" (photos)
"Ocean Acidification"
"The City Solution"(NG)
"The science of overpopulation"(4 min)
"How big is 7 billion?" (1 min)
"Offbeat math" Sizing up a world of 7 billion people"

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/jun/30/stephen-emmott-ten-billion
Human Trafficking
Birth Dearth
Aging Populations
Quality of Life
Urbanization
check youtube, too many to list ...
"Paper Orphans" (26 min)

"The Boomer Revolution" (CBC 45 min)
"How and where we live" (interactive)
"Food Ark" (NG)
"Africa's Albertine Rift" (NG)
"Consumed" (54 min)
"We will not be moved" (56 min)
www.smartgrowth.org
A WORLD OF 7 BILLION - HOW MANY IS TOO MANY? Assignment
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land grabbing