Using maps, establish world patterns of population distribution, density and growth. Relate population growth rates to health statistics, food supply or measure of well-being. Explain that population patterns differ not only among countries but also among regions within a single country.
Human Systems: Students acquire a framework for thinking geographically about human activities that shape Earth’s surface. They examine the characteristics, distribution and migration of human populations on Earth’s surface; investigate the characteristics, distribution and complexity of Earth’s cultural mosaics; analyze the patterns and networks of economic interdependence on Earth’s surface; examine the processes, patterns and functions of human settlement; and consider how the forces of cooperation and conflict among people influence the division and control of Earth’s surface.
- Characteristics, Distribution and Migration of Human Populations