Grade 8 Geography: World Population Pyramids & World Violence

http://www.worldlifeexpectancy.com/world-population-pyramid

Answer these questions on this Word document: World Population Pyramids

Click on several countries of the world and notice the different shapes of population pyramids. For example, check out Azerbaijan. Quickly scan the recent history of the country to see a possible explanation for it’s shape.

Currently, Zimbabwe has the largest youth bulge in the world.  As of 2012, the largest youth bulge is found in Zimbabwe, which has a population structure with 56.57% between the ages of 15 and 29. Briefly skim the article: Human rights in Zimbabwe.  Summarize in one or two sentences that might explain Zimbabwe’s youth bulge.

Violence

On the World Violence map, answer the following questions:

  1. True or False: the USA is more violent than Haiti?
  2. True or false: Egypt is more violent than Canada?
  3. Where does Canada rank, in terms of suicide?
  4. In gener1al, suicide is more prevalent in the  _______________ hemisphere.

Life Expectancy:

  1. Longest living country in the world is?
  2. Canada’s longevity ranking is?
  3. What is Haiti’s average life expectancy?
  4. Which country has an average life expectancy of 66.2?

Causes of Death:

  1. What are the top three causes of death for Canadians?
    1. Where is suicide on the list?
  2. What is the #2 cause of death in Guatemala?
  3. What do you notice about Haiti‘s life expectancy?
    1. What is the number one killer of Haitians?
    2. What is surprising about #4 and #6 on the list?
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