Students examine the physical and human geographic factors associated with population characteristics, distribution and migration in the world and the causes and consequences associated with them.
3.1 Map and analyze the distribution of the world’s human population for different time periods noting the
population characteristics and population density for specific regions.
3.2 Identify and describe the push-pull factors that resulted in the migration of human population over time and detect changes in these factors.
3.3 Analyze the changes in population characteristics and physical and human environments that resulted from the migration of peoples within, between, and among world regions.
3.4 Give examples of and evaluate how the physical and human environments in different regions have changed over time due to significant population growth or decline.
3.5 Analyze population trends in the local community and suggest the impact of these trends on the future of the community in relation to issues such as development, employment, health, cultural diversity, schools, political representation and sanitation.
Population Characteristics—The traits of a population including
Population Distribution—The patterns of settlement and dispersion of a population.
Migration—A change in residence intended to be permanent.
Push-Pull Factors—The idea that migration flows are simultaneously stimulated by perceived conditions in the source area, which tend to drive (push) people away, and by the perceived attractiveness (pull) of the destination.