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ERIC Number: ED065290
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 134
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Teaching Population Geography.
Carey, George W.; Schwartzberg, Julie
Written under the sponsorship of the Population Council, with the financial support of the Population Instructional Materials Project, this work is intended to provide the thoughtful teacher of the social sciences with some suggestions and techniques for introducing population study to students in terms of concrete case studies which explore the relationship between the carrying capacities of particular environments and the populations they support and to show how changes in population are affected by changes in other variables: environment, technology, social organization, and ideology. The authors suggest that there are a number of useful points of intervention in which the functional equilibrium of population can be restored. Organized in four parts, I. Demography, Human Ecology, and Geography; II. Three Case Studies: The M'zab, the Irish Famine, and Morrisville, Pennsylvania; III. An Annotated Bibliography; and IV. Visual Media in Ecological Study, this book offers extensive teaching suggestions especially useful to the high school teacher of social studies, but it is also recommended for high school and college students. An annotated bibliography of more than 300 entries is included, as well as information on regional case studies, on sources of teaching materials, visual aids, and on sources of original data, from census reports to aerial photographs. (Author/LK)
Teachers College Press, Columbia University, New York, New York
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