can't Xiao Ming find a girlfriend?
Thanks to Paul Williams for this new mystery on
China's One Child Policy
Mexico to USA migration are from Malcolm Kennedy,
Sacred Heart Catholic College, near Liverpool.
is a migration mystery focus on Mezzogiorno, Italy, from Jennie Denton,
from Whalley Range High School, Manchester.
Angelino mystery cards
PowerPoint to go with the Angelino Mystery
by Guhinder Grewal,
Deansfield High School, Wolverhampton
in India Living Graph
your students interpret a population pyramid? Jennie Denton,
Whalley Range High School, Manchester, shares this living
graph based on urbanisation in Kolkata with us. Ask the
students to put the labels in the correct place on the graph.
China's one child policy
This worksheet uses "In which are you most likely to find."
activity and a living graph activity based on China´s birth/
death rates based on a very clever
population graph animation website Mark Barling Head of
Humanities Sotogrande International School, Spain.
I also found
this lesson plan when looking for something else!
Don't forget the Web
China's One Child Policy - is it working? is it fair? is it
absolute? for GCSE and
China feed itself for A level elsewhere on this site
Two activities written to
accompany the AQA syllabus A unit on Population.
Why is Mai Ling an
unhappy child? This mystery examines the Consequences of
China's population policy
Mystery statements here
Aging Populations A living graph comparing youthful
and aging populations and a classification exercise of the
social, political and economic consequences of an aging
population, which could form the basis of 2 lessons.
All the materials are here
Thanks to Malcolm
Marshall, Huntcliff School and Bob Downes,
Baysgarth School, both North Lincs.
Population Taboo for
AS level, from Andy Pinks at Caterham School. This
has gone down really well with Andy's class!
Taboo cards here
Where in the world?
A visual Where in the world on migration
Andy Pinks (Geography teacher at Caterham School in
Who killed Chico Mendez?
Melanie Richards from St
Ursula's Convent School, Greenwich, one of the KS3 TLF pilot
schools has sent us this mystery, based on the real case of the
murder of Chico Mendez in 1988.
now it has been
translated into French by a French-Canadian teacher
Jean-Claude Larouche from Commission Scolaire de Montréal.
Proof positive that SLN is globalising... Thanks to all
Hart, Head of Humanities and Geography and an AST at
Barnwell School in Stevenage, has used the Chico Mendez
resources above with Y9 and has gone one step further by turning
the activity into a trial to establish the identity of the
murderer and then to create an extended writing activity using a
differentiated writing frame as follow up. There are level
criteria for 3 bands. Marie shares her work here.
on the activity
Trial task sheet
Trial role sheet
Documentary task sheet
Level criteria for R(top) W( middle) T( lower )
Writing frame for R
Level criteria for R
Writing frame for W
Level criteria for W
Writing frame for T
Level criteria for T
Photo from the trial
Odd one out
Population Alison Bowers, Le Bocage International School, Mauritius
Decision Time for Guiseppe Cosanostro
Paul Thompson from Ounsdale High School has adapted
the Annie Schmit activity to be used with a unit on north/south divide
Annie Schmit leave Windy Creek?
This activity requires pupils to consider the reasons why a young
woman might be tempted to leave her small home town in the US for a new
life in the city. Pupils are asked to consider whether Annie should leave
leading on to the bigger question of rural migration. This activity was created by
the Newcastle Thinking Through Geography Team led by David Leat.
Dawson from Fair Oak High School has created the mystery
‘Why is Jeff Ridges (from Phoenix) annoyed
that his water bill has gone up again’ is in a unit of work on
population and is used as an example of the causes and effects of
migration. Before undertaking the mystery students are encouraged to rise
to the challenge of this demanding task and reminded of the importance of
co-operative group work.
Why might Mr Jones emigrate to Canada?
Chris Marchant, head of humanities at
Benjamin Britten High School, Lowestoft has
offered this dilemma for Mr Jones a Welsh farmer, who is
thinking of migrating to Canada. Will he or won't he?
He has used it with 6th form as part of a unit on migration. The
stimulus was an article in the Times on a farmer who was
selling his farm in Wales and moving to Canada (about a year
Brazil Stay or Go?
Margarita is a 28 year old living in NE Brazil. Can you help
her make an important decision? Richard Allen, Weston
Road High School, Stafford
Margarita mystery instructions
Margarita mystery cards
Tannock's Brazil Population Pyramid Living Graph based on a
population pyramid of Brazil that she
used with Year 8. She originally had
the population pyramid on interactive
whiteboard and pupils had to come and suggest where they would
the statements, having to give reasons relating back to
birth rate/life expectancy etc. (Sad middle aged teachers will recognise the old video
references to Mauro and his family!)
is Hans Lufer planning to go back to Schlema?
This mystery has been created
by Dennis Vickers from Alleynes High School in
Stone using a case study from the former Eastern Germany.
Pupils sort the cards to solve the mystery. For further
information on Schlema please visit our