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1. Objective (READ) SWBAT identify causes of India’s overpopulation problems. 2. Question of the Day. (TURN OBJECTIVE INTO A QUESTION) 3. Warm-up (ANSWER)

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1 1. Objective (READ) SWBAT identify causes of India’s overpopulation problems. 2. Question of the Day. (TURN OBJECTIVE INTO A QUESTION) 3. Warm-up (ANSWER) A. Are monsoons a positive or negative example of physical geography? B. Describe a situation in which you felt you were in an area that was overpopulated.

2 Table of Contents DateTitleLesson # 2/13Israeli-Palestinian Conflict62 **SOUTH ASIA UNIT** 2/25Cover Page63 2/26Physical Geography64 3/2Overpopulation65 1. Turn to the next available fresh page after your Monsoons activities and title it “Overpopulation”.

3 Why is the population of South Asia growing so fast?

4 Overpopulation Overpopulation – When an area exceeds its carrying capacity. Carrying Capacity - the maximum number of people that can live in an area without negative effects COPY

5 Task – Explain the cartoon to the right to a student near you. Overpopulation is when an area surpasses its carrying capacity. Carrying Capacity - the maximum number of people that can live in an area without negative effects When the population goes above the carrying capacity pollution, famine, and disease can increase. READ ONLY

6 Intro – What does overpopulation look like? Slumdog Overpopulation Questions 1. Where are the kids playing? Explain why. 2. Create a list of examples that demonstrate overpopulation. Start at 6:20 – 10:00 COPY

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8 CAUSEEXPLANATION 1. Directions: Create the chart below and complete it as we go through the information. Read along the rest of the slides as we discuss them.

9 1. Agrarian (Farming) Societies 60% of all workers in South Asia work in agriculture (mostly rice, cotton, tea, and sugarcane farmers) Farmers tend to have more children to help them work the farm Because of this, Agrarian (farming) societies usually have higher birth rates and rapidly growing populations South Asian countries have a rapidly ________ populations because of the large number of small, family ________ CAUSEEXPLANATION

10 CAUSEEXPLANATION 1. Agrarian (Farming) Societies South Asian countries have a rapidly GROWING population because of the large number of small, family FARMS. Directions: Create the chart below and complete it as we go through the information. Read along the rest of the slides as we discuss them.

11 2. Lack of Education for Women Many women in South Asian countries are unable to receive a quality education The literacy rate for South Asia is low and especially low for women Males – 73.4% Females – 47.8% As women receive more education they tend to begin having children later in life and the birth rate drops Because many _________ in South Asian countries do not receive a good education, the birth rate is _______

12 3. Gender Preference In many South Asian cultures, there is a preference to have a son rather than a daughter. Because of this local culture and tradition many families will continue having children until they have a son. Improvements in healthcare have led to a decrease in the infant mortality rate causing a population explosion Because there is a ________ _____________ for male babies, the birth rate is _____ in South Asian countries Task  Discuss with a student near you… Which of the three causes of overpopulation in India (agrarian society, gender preference, or lack of education for women) is the most difficult to solve? Why?

13 Reflection Questions A. Sketch the three main causes of overpopulation in South Asian countries. Label each cause. B. How would industrialization and urbanization affect population growth India? How would they affect carrying capacity? C. Create a real-world example that demonstrates an area that has exceeded its carrying capacity. Justify your response with at least three examples. You may write or sketch your answer. D. What is one way that South Asia could reduce the rate of population of growth? Directions: - Answer the questions below in your notebook. - Write the questions or answer in complete sentences.

14 Reflection Questions - L A. Sketch the three main causes of overpopulation in South Asian countries. Label each cause. B. Create a real-world example showing an area that has exceeded its carrying capacity. - Justify your response with at least three examples. You may write or sketch your answer. C. What is one way that South Asia could reduce the rate of population of growth? Directions: 1. Answer the questions below in your notebook. Write the questions or answer in complete sentences. 2. Complete your map or monsoon assignment. Both are due today.

15 Exit Ticket – Day 1 Directions: Write the answers to the questions below. Do not write the questions. Turn in on the chair by the door as you leave. Exit Ticket Questions 1. Answer the Question of the Day in your notebook like usual. 2. You have been hired by the Indian government to help address its overpopulation situation. Develop a strategy to solve each of the three causes of overpopulation in India. - Sketch and explain each strategy.

16 Effects of Overpopulation How does overpopulation effect South Asian countries?

17 1. Deforestation Wood is used for building materials, furniture, funeral pyres, and so on. The rapidly growing population of South Asian countries have created an increase in the demand of wood The increased demand for wood and new arable (farm) land has led to deforestation (the clear cutting of forested land) The rapid population growth is creating rapid ___________ in South Asian countries.

18 2. Endangered Species Rapid population growth results in the loss of habitat for many endangered species. As animals like tigers, elephants and rhinos lose habitat they can become endanger of extinction. For example, in the early 20 th century there were 40,000+ tigers in the wild. Today there are only about 4,000. Rapid population growth is destroying the natural ________ of many ___________ _______ like tigers, elephants, and rhinos Clip

19 3. Pollution of the Ganges River As the population rapidly increases and urbanizes, more waste and pollution is created. Over 350 million people live along the banks of the Ganges River The Ganges River has become extremely polluted and now effects the health of the nearby population The growing population has increased ___________ of the ________ River and increased the health risk to the 350 million people that live there http://Ganges River Video ClipGanges River Video Clip

20 4. The Green Revolution The growing population in South Asia created a shortage of food and frequent famines. In order to increase food production, new crop varieties and new technologies (like irrigation projects and new fertilizers) were developed. The increased food production has allowed India to feed its growing population but has also increased pollution from pesticides and fertilizers Rapid population growth led to the _______ Revolution and an increase in ______ production


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