This semester the Upper Unit students are learning about the physical and cultural geography of Asia. We began with a look at the differences in land mass, total population, and population density between North America and Asia.
Using the data provided the students then created a visual representation of the difference in population per square kilometer between North America and Asia. Middle school students were asked to calculate population density after being given the population data and the size of the continent in square kilometers.
This activity gave the students a concrete way to observe the population differences between these two continents.