Population Pyramids YouTube Video Guide


This TED-Ed Population Pyramids YouTube Video Guide challenges students to explore the predictive power of population pyramids and how they illustrate the distribution of age groups within a country. Learn how demographic transitions and industrialization influence population dynamics. Analyze specific cases like Rwanda, Canada, and Japan to understand global population trends. Finally, think critically about future population projections and the factors that will shape them.

Note: This YouTube Guide is meant to accompany the viewing of this Free YouTube video here titled “Population pyramids: Powerful predictors of the future”

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Tips for using this TedEd Population Pyramids YouTube Video Guide in your classroom:

    • Print one, double-sided TedEd Population Pyramids YouTube Video Guide for each student
    • Preview the next question on the YouTube guide as you complete each one, this can help students pay attention to important upcoming events.
    • Pause at the times designated on the YouTube guide, encourage students to debate, discuss and talk about their ideas before writing their answers.
    • Discourage students from simply copying answers.
    • Randomly choose a student to share their answer and defend it if necessary.
    • If time allows, feel free to rewind and show important parts of the clip again for additional analysis.
    • On average, this YouTube guide will require about 15~20 minutes per episode

This .zip file includes:

    • An Answer Key w/ CCSS Alignment (PDF – 2 Pages)
    • A Student Movie Guide (PDF – 2 Pages)
    • A PDF with link to a Google Slides version (8 Slides)
    • Admin Movie Request, CCSS alignment, Permission Slip (2 Pages)

Google Classroom | Google Slide | Tips:

    • Click on the link included in the PDF titled “Google Slides Version” and save a copy of the file to your Google Drive/Classroom
    • Create an assignment for your students
    • If you are using this resource for multiple classes and want to separate responses by class, create multiple copies of the Google Slides version with file names such as [Title]ClassPeriod[2] and then create assignments

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