A short unit on development. This was taught to students who had already met objectives for writing DBQs, while those who hadn't were remediated.

Lessons include:

  • Developed and Developing Nations
  • Policy Options
  • Population Growth in Africa
  • Population Growth in China
  • Human Rights
  • Offshoring
Resources include projects and quizzes.

This resource is part of the Social Studies 7 course.

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After remediation week, there were still quite a few students who hadn't met the DBQ requirements. So Ben did a one-week enrichment unit on international development with the finished students, while the others completed their requirements. This lesson compares developed and developing nations and asks why we should care about international development. This resource is part of Unit 9: Development and the Social Studies 7 course.
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Discusses 4 policy options for improving international development: direct aid in goods, direct aid in money, loans, and incentives to US companies. Students read, do a comprehension activity, and evaluate these options. This resource is part of Unit 9: Development and the Social Studies 7 course.
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Looks at population growth in Africa, why it can be a problem, and what can be done do address it. This resource is part of Unit 9: Development and the Social Studies 7 course.
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Examines population growth in China and China's solutions to the problem. Students are asked to imagine themselves a Chinese citizen and evaluate the policy. This resource is part of Unit 9: Development and the Social Studies 7 course.
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Lesson plan introducing human rights and tying the concept to cases studies earlier in the semester. This resource is part of Unit 9: Development and the Social Studies 7 course.
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Students review human rights and then create human rights advisories for 2 countries studied. Objectives: 5. I will be able to define 'human rights,' describe why certain countries do not protect these rights, and evaluate the types of things the U.S. can do about it. This resource is part of Unit 9: Development and the Social Studies 7 course.
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Lesson 9.8 Offshoring

by Robert Lucas

Students learn about off-shoring and outsourcing and examine them from several different perspectives. This resource is part of Unit 9: Development and the Social Studies 7 course.
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Students take on the role of an American university trying to plan for the future in light of offshoring, outsourcing, and other economic trends. They design a curriculum that will provide lasting skills, discuss how to increase graduation rates, etc. This resource is part of Unit 9: Development and the Social Studies 7 course.
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Lesson 9.10 Quiz Day

by Robert Lucas

Students take a quiz on development, human rights, outsourcing, etc. and then finish their University Curriculum projects. This resource is part of Unit 9: Development and the Social Studies 7 course.
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