This book, Population, Resources and Migration, is the first term's work of the Grade 10 Provincial High School Social Science course. It is the fourth topic dealing with the theme of people and the environment in the course from Grade 7 through to Grade 10. The book provides the core learning material for the topic and a supporting set of teaching notes is available. These notes advise teachers on how to make the best use of the book as a resource and as a stimulus to individual innovation.
The book provides material which integrates the presentation of information, the development of ideas and concepts, the reinforcement of acquired knowledge and skills and the application of particular Social Science skills. The book also stimulates an enquiring and critical approach, encourages the making of value judgements and fosters positive attitudes.
The activities in the book appear either at the end of each section or within the body of the text as appropriate. There are Exercises to help with comprehension and to reinforce and extend knowledge and skills; there are also Research topics for students to follow up if feasible, Practical exercises for group or individual work and Discussion topics for classroom enquiry and appraisal.
What makes a population change?
Historical perspective on the growing population
Population change in Papua New Guinea
CHAPTER 2: PEOPLE ON THE MOVE
Migrations during prehistory
Migrations during history – case studies
Migration in Papua New Guinea
CHAPTER 3: THE PULL OF THE CITY
Comparing past and present urbanisation
Developing world cities
Developed world cities
The changing pattern of urban growth
Advantages and problems of living in cities
Urbanisation in Papua New Guinea
CHAPTER 4: WHERE PEOPLE LIVE
World population distribution and density
Population distribution and density in Papua New Guinea
CHAPTER 5: PEOPLE AND THE EARTH
CHAPTER 6: THE WAY AHEAD
World resource control
The future for spaceship Earth