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Social Studies, Grade 3

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WORLD POPULATIONS All over the world there are many communities. They are alike because they are where people live, work, and have fun. They are different in many ways, especially in population. We classify communities as urban, suburban, and rural to better understand their needs. Urban communities are in cities with large populations. There are many thousands or millions of people in urban communities. There are many large stores, banks, parks, office buildings, museums, theatres, and restaurants. Skyscrapers are built in urban areas. People get around in public transportation such as buses, trains, subways, taxi cabs, and personal cars. Urban areas are usually crowded and noisy. There is usually more crime and pollution in urban areas. Some urban communities are Tokyo, New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles. Suburban communities may be large or small. They are located near cities. Some suburbs were built because people wanted move out of the cities to be safe and comfortable. Some suburbs were built as planned communities. The planners built homes, schools, parks and stores to attract people to the new community. Highways and rail lines were built from cities to help suburbs grow. Many people commute into the city for work. © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.
Rural communities are small towns and villages in the open countryside. These communities are small with only hundreds or a few thousand people living in them. They are usually surrounded by farmland and fields. Many people work in the farming industry. Stores, schools, offices are small. With a small population, everyone seems to know each other. In times of trouble, the whole town may work together to help each other. All communities change. People move for many reasons. Some want better jobs, more freedom, safety, or a different climate. Lists of populations are published in Almanacs. In 1650, the population of the world was about 500,000,000 In 1850, it was 1 billion In 1960, it was 3 billion In 2000, it was 6 billion In 2011, it was 7 billion The population of the world is estimated to be 9 billion in 2050. Census - official count of people living in a city, state, or country Demography - study of human population statistics Population density - number of people per square mile Here are the 10 most populated cities on Earth as of 2010 © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.
(with approximate numbers froactionURI(http://www.geohive.com/):m www.geohive.com) 1 Tokyo 36,668,510 2 Delhi 22,156,810 3 São Paulo 20,262,493 4 Mumbai 20,040,868 5 Cuidad de México 19,460,212 6 New York 19,425,069 7 Shanghai 16,575,110 8 Kolkata 15,552,080 9 Dhaka 14,648,354 10 Karachi 13,124,793 Here are the approximate populations of some countries, as of April, 2012. The first three listed here are the most populated countries in the world. China 1,352,000,000 India 1,254,000,000 United States 315,000,000 Canada 34,000,000 Brazil 197,000,000 Pakistan 179,000,000 Australia 23,000,000 Russia 145,000,000 Japan 126,000,000 Mexico 116,000,000 Try this! What is the population of the community in which you live? Is your community rural, urban, or suburban? What is the most populated city in the United States? © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.
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