Population Map

This Population Map printable & template also includes:

Here is a very interesting graphic of a world map where each country's size is adjusted accordingly to its population. The bottom row of the document also includes several maps depicting the major shifts and growth of the world population over the course of history.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have learners try drawing a rough sketch of a world population map prior to showing this resource. Then, have them compare the two maps and reflect on their impressions of the world versus the reality
  • Project a traditional map beside this resource and lead a discussion of how populations compare to each country's land area
Pros

  • Colorful visual that utilizes a mathematical grid to illustrate the world population
  • Offers several cross-curricular opportunities
Cons

  • Some of the smaller print is very difficult to read, but that text is merely identifying sources rather than information related to the population map