Global Patterns of Economic Development
- Enquiry Question
- Starter Activity_ Classifying Country's Economic Development
- Starter Activity_Processes and Synthesis_The World at Night
This page provides resources and activities on economic development. In addition to the interesting starter on night satellite images it goes on to explore different representations of economic development through the north south divide and Hans Rosling's informative visualization of statistics covering the last 200 years. There is an extensive Top Trump set of countries which students can use to familiarize themselves with economic development and then for classifying countries. There is a critical question running through the lesson based on how important this classification is today given uneven development is present at all scales, especially within countries.
Lesson Time: 1 Hour
- To describe the global pattern of economic development
- To classify countries and regions into different stages of economic development
Attempt to identify the meaning of the following abbreviations that classify countries' state of economic development
Study the following gallery and suggest what the images tell us about the patterns of global economic development
What other factors might explain the pattern?
Study the following map of the North South Divide and the Brandt Line. What factors would you suggest make the North South Divide map irrelevant today?