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Ms. Soles Social Studies Lesson 5 Human Geography Populations
Time to take another fantastic tour around the Earth! http://www.GoogleEarth.com
Goals 6.2.02 Factors that influence distribution of population, resources, and climates. 6.2.03 Factors influencing human migration. 6.4.01 Describe patterns of and motivations for migration,
Questions to Think About Why are there more people in some areas/regions, than others? Could physical geography have something to do with it? What are some reasons people decide to move or migrate to a different place? What could cause changes in population growth?
Terms to Know Population: The total number of people living in a specific area. Population Distribution: The way populations are spread out over a particular area. Demography: The science that analyzes and studies population distribution and related changes.
Population Density: The average number of people living per square mile or square kilometer. Birthrate: The total number of live births each year per 1000 people. Death Rate: The total number of deaths each year per 1000 people.
Migrate: When people move from one region to another. Immigrants: The people who move from one country or region to another. Rural: Description of places located in the countryside. Urban: Description of places located in cities or towns. Urbanization: Growth in cities due to the movement of people from rural areas to them.
World migration Rates for 2008: Positive: blue. Negative: orange Stable: green No Date: gray
Why do people move, or migrate to other places? What factors explain their decision to migrate? Questions to Think About
“The Push-Pull Theory” Lee's laws divides factors causing migrations into two groups of factors: Push and pull factors. Push factors are things that are unfavorable about the area that one lives in and pull factors are things that attract one to another area.
Push Factors Not enough jobs Few opportunities Primitive conditions Desertification Famine or drought Political fear or persecution Slavery or forced labor
Poor medical care Loss of wealth Natural disasters Death threats Lack of political or religious freedom Pollution Poor housing Landlord/tenant issues
Bullying Discrimination Poor chances of marrying Condemned housing War/Civil war
Pull Factors Job opportunities Better living conditions Political and/or religious freedom Enjoyment
Better Medical Care Attractive Climates Security Family Links Industry Better Chances of Marrying
Suburbanization Suburb: the outlying part of a city or town, smaller community next to the city. Since the 1950’s, this movement of people to the suburbs has increased, especially in Europe and the USA.