In The People Planet the reader learns that a thousand years ago, there were around a quarter of a billion people on Earth. Today, the world’s population is around six billion. This text explores what caused this rapid growth in population and considers the implications for the future.
Features of the Book – Cause and effect, – Dates and times, – Historical information and photographs, – Comparisons. Purpose The People Planet can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills and understandings: – using prior knowledge to support understanding, – analysing cause-and-effect relationships, – summarising and restating information, – examining human impact on the environment.
Themes covered in this book are: Change over time, History, Geography, Enviroment
Reading Level:27-28 (Ruby)
Guided Reading Level27
GenreExplanation | Report
Theme/TopicChange over Time | Environment | History | Life Science
Strategy/SkillsCause and effect | Comparing and contrasting | Prior knowledge | Summarising | Using graphic sources