Lesson Plans World History II 16b Developed and Developing Countries
Standards: The student will demonstrate knowledge of cultural, economic, and social conditions in developed and developing nations of the contemporary world by
Objectives: assessing the impact of economic development and global population growth on the environment and society, including an understanding of the links between economic and political freedom.
Lesson Plans: Introduction: A Bell-ringer activity
Notes: Students copy-down and discuss teacher generated notes
Activities: Students complete various in class activities to support learning including video analysis, maps, charts, diagrams, graphic organizers, worksheets, text-book questions, group discussion, KWL Charts etc.
Assessment: Informal, Formal, Exit-Questions, Teacher Questioning. Quizzes, Tests, Projects.
Contrasts between developed and developing nations
• Geographic locations of major developed and developing countries
• Economic conditions
• Social conditions (literacy, access to health care)
• Population size and rate of growth
Factors affecting environment and society
• Economic development
• Rapid population growth
• Loss of habitat
• Global climate change
• Poor health
Relationship between economic and political freedom
• Free market economies produce rising standards
of living and an expanding middle class, which produces growing demands for political freedoms and individual rights. Recent examples include Taiwan and South Korea.
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