Teaching Geography: Workshop 4
North Africa / Southwest Asia
Programs and Activities: Part 2. Egypt
Getting Ready 2 (15 minutes)
Pyramids of the Future
Site Leader: This activity involves analyzing population pyramids. Please make sure that everyone has a copy for this exercise. Begin with five minutes of individual work and then open things up to group discussion for the remaining time. You may print the population pyramids here.
Working individually, analyze the Egypt population pyramids for the years 2000, 2025, and 2050 and briefly answer these questions.
- What do these graphs tell you?
- What other information do you need to know in order to determine what these trends mean for the country in question?
- How might you explain population pyramid interpretation in your classroom?
Use the remaining 10 minutes to discuss these population pyramids as a group. Keep the questions and your answers in mind as you watch the video program.