Follow the directions below to help you start the next part of your Assessment Task! As of Friday, you should have completed Part 1a and b. You have also started collecting data which will help you with Part 2a. For today's lesson you will move onto Part 2b where you will use a geographic tool to display the change in population of the two cities over time. This can be a choropleth map, population pyramid, or something else. Follow these directions to see how you can use Google Earth to show this change. Later in class I will teach you how to use choropleth maps.
Step 1: Click on the yellow link at the top of this page.
Step 2: Once it is done downloading, open it. Google Earth will automatically open with a lot of red bars representing populations of cities.
Step 3: Explore the map. It's pretty cool! Notice that in the upper left hand corner you can use the sliding bar to go back in time or to go forward in time. Also, if you click a bar, you will be given specific population data.
Step 4: Find your two cities (the one in Asia and the one in Australia). Explore how their population changes through time.
Step 5: Find the 'snipping tool' on your computer by going to the window in the lower left hand corner of your screen and then 'search' for the snipping tool.
Step 6: With this tool 'snip' or take a picture of your Australian city at the earliest that the population was recorded. (1947?) Then snip a picture of your city's bar in the 1970s, and then finally snip a third picture in 2017. You will have to use the bar in the left hand corner of the screen to change the year. You may also have to adjust your angle a bit to get a good quality picture of the population bar. Save each picture that you take, or copy and paste them directly into your assessment task file.