Topic II: Population (13-17%)
Students are required to read Chapter 2: Population from the textbook: The Cultural Landscape: An Introduction to Human Geography
|Chapter 2 Learning Guide - Helps Organize Chapter (not graded)|
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China's Lost Girls
National Geographic host Lisa Ling explores CHINA'S LOST GIRLS, consequences of China's two-decade-old, ''one child policy'' designed to curb the country's exploding population. Due to cultural, social and economic factors, traditional preference leans toward boys, so girls are often hidden, aborted, or abandoned. As a result, tens of thousands of girls end up in orphanages across China. Today, more than one quarter of all babies adopted from abroad by American families come from China-and nearly all are girls. Ling joins some of these families as they travel to China to meet their new daughters for the first time. Along this emotional journey, she shares in the joy of these growing families and also witnesses firsthand China's gender gap, its roots, and its possible repercussions
Demographic Transition Video
Population Pyramids Are Predicting the Future
Population Transition in Italy
Although Italy is the spiritual center of the Roman Catholic Church, which opposes artificial means of contraception, the country has experienced the fastest and most extreme decline in fertility ever recorded. Some attribute the decline to consumer materialism; others blame the underdeveloped welfare system. Whatever the cause, the consequence is an aging population with fewer young people to support it.
Understanding the Demographic Transition Video Clip
Ted Talk: Flip Your Thinking on AIDS in Africa
Emily Oster re-examines the stats on AIDS in Africa from an economic perspective and reaches a stunning conclusion: Everything we know about the spread of HIV on the continent is wrong.