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Introduction to Economic Development OCR B Geography

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Introduction to Economic Development - to go with two worksheets posted online.

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    • 1. How do we decide if a country is an MEDC or an LEDC? Write no more than three words on your piece of paper.
    • 2. Is there more to development than wealth?
      • Objective: To find out how development can be defined and how it is linked to Quality of Life.
    • 3. Starter
      • Read ‘Wealth’ and ‘What is development’ on page 158.
      • Define wealth.
      • Copy figure 4.1 into your book.
    • 4. Your life in France
      • Watch Teenage Affluenza … then:
      • Apply your personal situation to the blank outline. Try to cover all the points in diagram 4.1.
    • 5. Their life in Kenya
      • Watch the ‘Glue Kids of Kenya’ video on YouTube.
      • Apply their personal situation to the blank outline.
      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoRV7z0yrho&feature=related
    • 6. Extended Writing Task
      • Describe the differences in wealth that you see between your life in France and the childrens’ life in Kenya.
      • Suggest why these differences exist.
    • 7. What is development? Development means change and growth and it is occurring continuously all over the world. Measuring it may include looking at health, education, cultural and political freedom as well as wealth. It often refers to an increase in wealth for a country and its citizens but it is also associated with improving people’s quality of life or standard of living .
    • 8. Sustainable Development
      • Read the information on page 159.
      • Why has much of the development that has occured in France over the last 50 years been unsustainable. Give some examples using the information in the book.
      • How would you go about sustainably helping out the ‘Glue Kids’ in Kenya?

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