2 World’s Largest Cities GOAL:To use maps and data toexplain patterns of populationand movementOBJECTIVES: TLWLocate the largest urban areas in the world in several time periodsDescribe the pattern of urban settlement in each periodExplain some economic, geographic or political reasons for the location of the largest cities in each periodWorld’s Largest Cities
3 World’s Largest Cities At what point in history did a city in the Western Hemisphere make the top ten list?In the year 500 CE, Teotihuacan, Mexico had a population of 125,000, becoming #6 on the Largest World Cities list. It did not appear on any other list after this, and it was 1900 before any other Western Hemisphere city appeared.
4 World’s Largest Cities When was the first time a city had at least a million people? What city?Beijing, China reached a population of 1.1 million in 1800
5 World’s Largest Cities Europe had at least one city on the list from 100 CE until what year?In 1950, London, Paris, Ruhr (Germany) and Moscow were on the list. By 2000, no European country made the top ten list.
6 World’s Largest Cities Which Continent has the most cities in the top ten?Describe the changes!
7 World’s Largest Cities Which Continent has the most cities in the top ten?Describe the changes!
8 World’s Largest Cities Use your map to answerthe questions onPatterns of World Cities.Be ready to share your answers!
21 World’s Largest Cities Using a map of a time period either immediately preceding, or immediately after your map, compare the patterns.What cities have either dropped off or been added?What new regions are represented?What event or events could have caused the change?
22 World’s Largest Cities What region or regions lost or added cities? Why?What time period shows the most difference from the previous one?At what point did a city in the Western Hemisphere appear on the list?
23 World’s Largest Cities What time period shows a loss of urban population?What event or events could have caused the change?When did the first city reach one million people?
24 World’s Largest Cities Using the population tables or maps,choose a city on at least three lists.Describe its population changesand the change in its relative locationat each period in history.