Population Density: Whew, That’s Close!

Lesson Plan Content
In this lesson, students will calculate population density of different countries and realize that there is a large spread between the lowest and highest statistics.
Michael Baron
Grade Range: 
1-2 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
National Geography Standards: 
1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information
2: How to use mental maps (a person's internalized picture of a part of Earth's surface) to organize information about people places, and environments
3: How to analyze the spatial organization of people places, and environments on Earth's surface
9: The characteristics, distribution and migration of human populations
18: How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future