ERIC Number: ED198017
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Population Education in Geography: Some Sample Lessons.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and Oceania.
This booklet contains sample lessons and learning materials from the countries of Asia and Oceania for teaching population education in geography courses. The booklet is one of a series of six, each of which brings out population education concepts as part of a particular subject area. The subject areas treated in the other booklets are home economics, health, social studies, science, and math. The purpose of the series is to provide teachers, curriculum developers, and educators with useful tools for disseminating population education concepts in the school setting. The population programs in this booklet on geography are mainly from Indonesia, India, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Fiji, and Papua New Guinea. In all these countries, population education concepts are integrated into various subject areas which are being taught in primary and secondary schools. There are two major parts to the booklet. The first part contains a scope and sequence chart of population education concepts consolidated from charts of the various countries. The chart indicates concepts, sub-concepts, objectives, and grade levels. The second part of the booklet contains illustrative samples of geography lessons. The population geographer is concerned with three areas: (1) simple description of the location of population members and characteristics, (2) the explanation of the spatial configurations of these numbers and characteristics, and (3) the geographic analysis of population phenomena or interrelations among areal differences in population. Sample lessons include the following exercises. In one exercise entitled "A Model of the School," students make a model of the school building in straw or cardboard. In another exercise, "School History," students research the history of their school and record the information on a diagram with a time line. In a third exercise, students examine the effects of spatial distribution and interaction on housing needs of people. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and Oceania.
Identifiers - Location: Asia