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The Global Village
- To appreciate how large and interconnected our world is.
- To understand the concept of Global Village.
- To know what is meant by development.
Discuss and guess what the wold population currently is. What do we think it will be by the end of the lesson?
Go through the PowerPoint and complete a world factbook on the 'Global Village'
Q&A session on definitions and concepts learnt in the class.
Wealth and development
What is the meaning of the world development?
Using the top trumps game below begin to think about what makes a country developed
Follow powerpoint. Students define GDP, GDP per capita (and explain if it’s an average or typical value/fair).
Do the ‘How much is that?’ quiz. A type of ‘the price is right’ game – guess price for each UK item and then guess higher (thumbs up) or lower (thumbs down) for each country. Go through the discussion points, and students explain PPP in their books.
Look at Rank GDP vs. PPP sheet and rank the two.
Can students explain why they are not the same in groups? Then come up with 3 reasons why the data may not be fully trustworthy
Using Gapminder, play a game guessing where in the world certain countries are on the Development Index
- To discover where wealth is distributed
- To understand what the development gap is
- To be able to draw and interpret choropleth maps?
Using the powerpoint try to guess whether the country is a HIC or LIC.
Discuss why you think this is the case.
Go through the PowerPoint and print the world map outline to complete the Choropleth map.
Using the interactive map below, discover where the world's billionaires live.
Why is Africa not as Wealthy as other continents?
- To understand the challenges facing countries in generating wealth
- To know the factors that might be responsible for the lack of wealth in Africa
Watch the 'This is Africa' YouTube. What are your first impressions?
You will need your laptops for this class.
Present your PowerPoints to the rest of the Class. Discuss the reasons and peer mark each others presentations.
How do we measure development?
- To know what a composite index is.
- To understand why HDI is used to measure development
- To explore the uses of HDI
Watch the YouTube below as an introduction into the concept of HDI. Discuss why it is used.
Create a poster on the HDI
- Explain what the HDI is and what it means
- Give some examples of statists for countries
- Explain some of the positive and negatives of using HDI
How do countries develop?
- Explore different reasons why countries develop.
- To understand one of the reasons that has helped China develop.
In pairs discuss and come up with your Three TOP reasons why some countries are wealthy. Be prepared to explain your reasons.
Start with the PowerPoint and use the card sort game and Facebook profile page to complete the mystery.
Zhang Yin’s business is nothing to do with me?
What do you think? Discuss
The Rich are getting Richer!
- To understand that global inequalities of wealth are getting worse
- To identify ways in which the trickle-down of wealth can occur from the rich to the poor
- To appreciate why this problem could need tackling
Go through the PowerPoint and explain the Debate
Marking rubric and sort cards for the debate:
Trade and Chocolate
- To explore how international trade affects people in the world
- To be able to explain how international trade can be negative
- To know some of the negative impacts of the chocolate industry
Using the PowerPoint below begin to explore some of the issues
Watch the panorama Video - The Bitter Truth about Chocolate and answer the accompanying questions.
The Trade Game
- To appreciate how trade works
- To understand how hard it is to break out of the poverty cycle
This game will take one whole lesson. Start with explaining the rules and then follow the instructions on the PDF.