Category: Geography 11

Wed Oct 10th and Thurs Oct 11th – China’s anti natal policy

Last lesson we discussed and evaluated the pro natal policy in Japan and as a class added notes. I have put these in order with an intro and conclusion  Evaluation of Japan’s pro natal policy    It would be an ideal answer for a straightforward question like this in an exam ( make a copy for yourself and read over )

‘With reference to an example you have studied evaluate the effectiveness of a pro natal policy’ (10)

They could ask you a similar question with a different approach

 ‘Solving the ageing population in Japan is as simple as enforcing a two-child policy.’ Discuss this statement. [10] 

Make a plan for this answer over the weekend.

WED 10th Oct – Today we will look at CHINA’S ANTI NATAL POLICY – ‘The one child policy’

If you are absent read the articles and watch the videos. Look at the Successes and failures doc and make a copy as this is what we will work on.

China anti natal policy – ‘The one child policy”

ArticleThe one child policy

Simple powerpoint

Read pages Page 27 to 31

Article kidnapping of boys

Video The high cost of China’s one child policy

China’s lost girls

Policy creates Gender imbalance

Video – China’s growing ageing population

Video – legacy of China’s policy

Video – China’s ageing population

Chinese policy an update

New 2 child policy

What’s happened, what are the implications? What’s being done?

As you read and watch the videos complete your 4P study notes, with a special focus on the policies, the power balance these involve (people, government, women, children, migrants etc) and the possibilities they entail for China and it’s people.

Successes and failures I have started this doc – make your own copy and add to it

This is useful to plan a case study answer and relate to the 4 Ps and the geographic causes socio/economic, environmental, demographic, political..


With reference to an anti natal policy you have studied evaluate it’s success. (10) – Due Mon, Oct 29th. 





Homework – Consequences of megacity growth

Today we discussed some of the issues/consequences that arise from rapid growth of cities and overpopulation in LEDCs. All cities have similar consequences. I handed you photocopies from 2 books to help and you also made some notes.

I also went through how to write an essay so make sure you plan it well and are as concise as possible. 

Remember to use the mark criteria too and have your parents read it before handing in.

For homework & in lieu of Fri class you will answer the question – ‘With reference to a specific case study ( in this case it is Mumbai) discuss the consequences of migration into a megacity’’ ( 10 marks)

It must be no more than 3 handwritten sides or 2 typed sides using 12 font.

It is due Fri 21st.

Don’t forget that you also need to make a copy and define all the Key terms in this doc.