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This video worksheet allows students learn about population pyramids and why they are important. The video clip is only five minutes long, but it is packed full of information that will keep your students engaged.
This video worksheet works great as a “Do Now Activity” or as a complement to any lecture or lesson plan on government or geography. The worksheet helps students understand how factors like birth and death rates can predict future needs of countries and how things like war and public health can affect a population. The video is great for visual learners and helps break up class time so students are more focused throughout the entire period. My students love these short engaging videos.
This activity is very easy to use. All you have to do is hand out the worksheet to the students and play the video from the following website below. You can also download the video right to your computer from the website.
*Warning* This video does briefly mention sex-selective abortion in China and how it has shaped their population pyramid. As always, I encourage you to watch the video all the way through to ensure that the video is appropriate for your classroom needs.
The worksheet is labeled (Population Pyramids in Five Minutes Video Worksheet)
Students watch the video and answer the questions on the worksheet. The worksheet includes 10 questions and has an answer sheet for the teacher. A QR code is also included for students. I recommend pausing the video at times to allow students to reflect and answer questions. The worksheet can be used to generate classroom discussion or be used as homework. Feel free to modify this assignment as needed for your classes.