Task: Reflect on two articles about overpopulation.
Purpose: Understand the issues surrounding the ideas of overpopulation and what are the effects of fertility decline.
Vocabulary Words to Know
Population: Total of people living in a region.
Birth rate: Number of births per thousand people born in a population during a year.
Fertility rate: Average number of children born over the lifetime of the average woman.
Read both of the articles below.
Why you shouldn’t obsess about “overpopulation” (Links to an external site.)
Family, fertility decline impacts economy (Links to an external site.)
After reading the articles, write 1-2 paragraphs (250-500 words) about the issues presented in these articles. Here are some questions that you might consider as you develop your paragraph(s).
Why has the idea of over-population continued to be a belief in different cultures?
These articles are from journalism sites with usually markedly different points of view.* For what issues did you find agreement? Where did the authors disagree?
Submit your paragraph to your instructor by the due date.
Your document should be formatted as follows:
1 inch margins
Citations in APA format
websites to read articles-