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Global Issues

This presentation was created for a contemporary issues/economics 12th grade Social Studies class. This PowerPoint covers global issues that are affecting the world. However, due to the amount of information, this presentation only covers health, education, and the economy in a global perspective. This was made by me and three other people in my group.

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Global Issues

  1. 1. Global Issues Think Globally“The Third World is a term I dont like very much, because were all one world. I want people to know that the largest part of humanity is suffering." - Audrey Hepburn Presented by: Miss Valeski, Miss Wolfe, and Miss Graham
  2. 2. If we scaled down the world to 100people, what would it actually look like?
  3. 3. Can you list any global issues?
  4. 4. Global Issues Health, Economy, and Education These issues are prevalent around the world In developed and developing countrieso Developed Countries: Industrialized Countries, more economically advancedo Developing Countries: Countries with low standards of living, lack of established industry, economy, and modern technology (also called Third World Countries)Continents that have the majority of developing countries: Africa,Asia, South AmericaDeveloped: North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, SouthAmerica
  5. 5. Developing Countries vs. Developed Countries
  6. 6. Health as a Global Issue• What are some things that keep us healthy? – Healthy Diet, Hydration, Exercise, Population
  7. 7. Health as a Global Issue •Healthy Diet •Availability of fruits, vegetables, meats, dairy •Where they live •Sanitary conditions
  8. 8. •Hydration •Safe drinking water •Virus and diseases •Human body is made up of 78% of water
  9. 9. Health as a Global Issue• What are some health issues that you are concerned with?• Top 10 deadliest diseases in the world – Where do they happen – Patterns
  10. 10. Health and How it Relates to Education Knowledge of Health is essential to a country’s development Health affects children’s education in developing countries
  11. 11. Education as a Global Issue Why is Education so Important?Education is central to development. • It empowers people, strengthens nations, society and the world as a whole • Social Mobility • Significantly improves peoples lives.
  12. 12. Education as a Global IssueWhat Countries are the most Educated? Is United States in the top 10? United States falls at number 11
  13. 13. Education as a Global Issue1 billion People - approximately 26 percent of the worldspopulation are illiterate (Having little or no education; especially:unable to read or write)98 percent of all non-literates live in developing countries. Why are so many people in developing countries illiterate?
  14. 14. Education as a Global Issue Why are so many people in developing countries illiterate?  Lack of Money: • Low education spending • Families not able to afford education (children have to work to support their families)  Inequality/Violence: • -Discrimination with gender and race • Women make up two-thirds of all non-literates -Violence: • Child Soldiers ( Most in Africa; example: Darfur, Sudan) • Girls at risk for kidnappings
  15. 15. Education as a Global IssueWhat do you think this map represents?
  16. 16. Education to Economy• Literacy rates as a crucial measure to enhance a regions human capital (part of economic growth)• Literate people most likely have a higher socio-economic status and enjoy better health and employment prospects.
  17. 17. The World EconomyWhy should we be concerned? • Poverty • Inequality of Wealth
  18. 18. The World Economy as a Global Issue – “Almost half the world — over 3 billion people — live on less than $2.50 a day.”
  19. 19. The World Economy as a Global Issue How little is $2.50? Well… What can you buy for $2.50?
  20. 20. Can you buy...? NO Cost: $3.20
  21. 21. Can you buy...? NO Cost: $3.75
  22. 22. Can you buy...? NO Cost: $2.99
  23. 23. Let’s try one more… NO Cost: $3.79
  24. 24. Not very much, is it?• Poverty is present in all nations: rich and poor• It is not the same in one country as it is in another
  25. 25. U.S. Income and Poverty Rates • U.S. median income fell 7% from 1999 levels in 2010 • 15.1% live below poverty line • What are some causes? • Big difference from $2.50 a day • Why is this still considered poor?
  26. 26. Inequality of Wealth • The gap between the rich and poor • Widening • Why?• Bad government policy – Corruption• Exploitation – By people and businesses with power and influence• Combination of both
  27. 27. Global Wealth Distribution
  28. 28. “Were just waiting… waiting.. for the World to change…” –John Mayer If the World Were in Your Hands… Divide into three groups, each group will be in charge of coming up with ideas and solutions to how to fix these global issues. Each group will have one of the topics: health, education, and economy.
  29. 29. Think Globally, Act Locally“Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it” – Helen Keller