5 for Reference
- Complete using your textbook to find answers to the following
questions. Next week we will spend
going over this information and answering any questions that come up. Good luck and have fun! Be sure to look at the grading criteria
before and during your work.
- Outline shows a
conscientious effort to be complete and explain the questions posed. Most answers are correct.
- Student shows depth of
answers by explaining, defining, and giving examples where
appropriate. If there is a sentence
or less for each question, this grading criterion is not met.
Define the following terms:
c) Replacement-level fertility
2. Know and understand
figure 5-1 on page 125 in its entirety.
Historically the human population looked like an S curve, until recently
(about 1830) when it entered exponential growth. Why was growth stable before 1830?
3. Why did it enter exponential growth? What was Pasteur’s role?
4. What kinds of environmental resistance act on the
human population during stable growth? Exponential growth?
5. Describe developed and developing nations.
6. What are similarities and differences between
developed and developing nations in terms of resource consumption?
7. What is the growth rate in developed nations? Developing?
8. What is the total fertility rate in developed
- Explain how the fertility rate has decreased yet
the population continues to increase dramatically.
- What does the I = PAT
a. Using the ‘big footprints’ section in this chapter, describe
why both developed and developing nations are not sustainable.
- How can stewardship influence
- Describe subsistence farming (made a living in terms of food,
clothing, and shelter) before the human population exploded.
12. What is the land
reform that has taken place in developing nations?
- Explain how subdividing farms to intensify agriculture helps people
cope with the population explosion.
Explain the environmental concerns with utilizing this method.
- Discuss the environmental concerns with opening up new lands for
- Discuss the problems associated with migration to cities for
migrants and for cities.
- Some people make their living using illegal activities. What are the environmental concerns with
these methods of making a living?
People in developed nations drive these markets. Why?
- Discuss emigration and immigration in terms of population
- Why do women and children feel the brunt of
poverty in developing nations?
- Using the previous for support, describe how poverty and
environmental degradation are related.
- Explain why countries continue to grow for 50
-60 years (or the limits of life expectancy in your nation) after their
fertility rate reaches 2.0.
- Describe each phase of the demographic
- Why is the demographic an important tool for
those studying human population.