Tag Archives: population

Bring Statistics Alive In The Classroom

This web site can be a bit of fun, but it also has some relevant statistics that could be used in the geography classroom. Web link: https://neal.fun/life-stats/ It is simple to navigate, and involves entering a birth date to see … Continue reading

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New Population Data For The Classroom

Some recently released population data from the United Nations show some interesting future projections. Four of the 10 most populous countries in the world – Brazil, Bangladesh, Russia and Mexico – will no longer be among the top 10 in … Continue reading

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China’s Population Peak?

Population dynamics in a number of countries are leading to ageing populations. The United Nations rates a country as ageing if 7% of its population is over 65 years of age. A ‘super-aged’ country has over 20% of its citizens … Continue reading

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Mega Cities On The Rise – A Data Update

More than half the world’s population currently live in cities, and the planet is becoming increasingly urban. The proportion of city dwellers is estimated (by the United Nations) to reach 65% in the coming decades. Many developed world cities (if … Continue reading

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Where Is The Most Isolated Point In Britain?

Where is the most isolated point in Britain? How far can you get from all the buildings in a country? Topi Tjukanov has completed a number of projects visualizing geospatial data, and he has devised a method of answering the … Continue reading

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Geographical Reading Material For Christmas

Looking for inspiration for Christmas presents? Jo Payne, geography teacher from Okehampton School – just down the road from me – has produced an excellent list of geographical reading titles for her senior students. There may be some present ideas … Continue reading

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Update to Population Web Links

Back in April of this year I wrote the first in a series of blogs drawing together useful web sites for the geography classroom. The link is below: https://devongeography.wordpress.com/2018/04/09/web-resources-for-the-classroom-weblinks-1-population-2/ I began with the theme of ‘population’, and since then have … Continue reading

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Web Resources For The Classroom – Weblinks 1: Population

    I have spent a bit of time recently re-organising my favourite geography web sites, and thought it might be useful to share some of them on this blog. Under a title of ‘Weblinks’, and using a separate theme … Continue reading

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World’s Population Hits 7.5 Billion

    When checking one of my favourite classroom tools recently  – the ‘World Population Clock’ found at  worldometers.info – I noticed the total for world population has now hit the 7.5 billion mark. There has been a stunning increase in world … Continue reading

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New Data On World Urbanisation

The profile of the world’s largest cities has changed dramatically over the past 60 years, as revealed in the charts in this article based on UN data. The last six decades have been a period of rapid urbanisation. More than … Continue reading

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