Unit 2B Development


A thought provoking little video - do you think the business man is talking about real development?

Also several good articles on development in the Coach House Blog; look at the one on how one city in Brazil has helped raise the standard of living of the farmers and cut the infant mortality all for 2% of its budget - brilliant!


Lesson 1


This is the classwork files

Here is the PowerPoint for this week:

and this is the homework:

Link to Gapminder if you want a look

Lesson 2


This is the classwork files

Here is the PowerPoint for this week:

and this is the homework

Lesson 3


This is the classwork files:

Here is the PowerPoint for this week

and this is the homework:

Brilliant site sent in by Cameron

Has all sorts of interesting info - thanks Cameron
Called Earth Trends

The QUARS full document
The Summary of QUARS findings


Lesson 4


This is the classwork files:

Here is the PowerPoint for this week

and this is the homework:

Lesson 5


This is the classwork files:

Here is the PowerPoint for this week

and this is the homework:


Weird, Wonderful and odds and ends


Breathing Earth is a great interacrive - click on different countries and see the births, death and carbon emissions as you watch


Keywords
affluence The general level of prosperity enjoyed by a population.
aid Help provided by more wealthy nations (MEDCs) to less well off nations (LEDCs),
mainly to encourage development.
aquifer A permeable rock, such as limestone, which is capable of holding and
transmitting groundwater.
amenity and value, and often because they are scarce or threatened.
cycle of deprivation A sequence of events experienced by disadvantaged people and
areas, in which one problem leads to another and so makes this worse.
deprivation The degree to which an individual or an area is deprived of services,
decent housing, adequate income and local employment.
development The progress of a country in terms of economic growth, the use of
technology and human welfare.
development gap The difference in standards of living and well-being between the
world’s richest and poorest countries (between MEDCs and LEDCs, between the First
World and the Third World).
gross national product (GNP) The total value of goods and services produced by a
country during a year. When expressed as per head of population (per capita), it
provides a widely used measure of national prosperity and development.
human development index (HDI) Used a measure of development in a country and
for making international comparisons.
infant mortality The average number of deaths of infants under 1 year of age, per
1000 live births, per year.
LEDC An abbreviation for ‘less economically developed country’. One of a number of
terms (along with ‘developing country’) used when referring to the countries of the
Third World.
life expectancy The average number of years a person might be expected to live.
malnutrition Ill-health resulting from a diet that is inadequate in terms of either quantity
or vital minerals and vitamins.
MEDC An abbreviation for ‘more economically developed country’. One of a number of
terms (along with ‘developed country’) used when referring to the countries of the First
World.
newly industrialising country (NIC) A term used to describe certain countries (mainly
in SE Asia) which over the last 30 years have show high rates of economic
development.
quality of life Difficult to define, but it is often thought of as an umbrella term that takes
into account standard of living, welfare and well-being.
socio-economic group A group of people distinguished by employment, income and
social characteristics such as education and family status.
standard of living The degree to which the needs and wants of a population are
satisfied. This degree is one of the measures of development.
sustainable development A form of development involving a wise use of resources
and appropriate technology without badly damaging the environment. It meets the
needs of today without preventing future generations from meeting theirs.
Third World A term used rather loosely (along with ‘developing country’ and LEDC) to
denote the relatively poor and less-developed countries located mainly in Africa, Asia
and Latin America.
welfare The general condition of a population in terms of diet, housing, healthcare,
education, etc.
well-being Similar to welfare, but more about personal satisfaction, happiness and
quality of life.