Comparing Regional Economic Development
Learning Targets and Language Objectives
Work with a partner and use the WGS_Three Levels of Questions_Unit 10 handout to develop three questions based on the chart. Write these on your own paper. The WGS_Income and Life Expectancy PowerPoint_Unit 10 provides a step by step version of the interactive video above and may be easier to interpret.
Combine with another pair [pairs to squares] and trade questions for the other pair to answer using the data. Discuss all questions and answers in your groups.
HDI provides a formula in which data such as life expectancy, years of schooling, and the gross national income per capita are calculated to determine the economic development of a country.
Open the WGS_Defining Levels of Economic Development_Unit 10 which further describes HDI.
Open the online interactive resource Economic Freedom of the World: Interactive Map.
According to this map, what countries are economically “more free”?
According to this map, what countries are “less free”?
The last column of the Multidimensional Poverty Index compiled by the UN Development Program highlights the economic disparity among countries and regions.
There are multiple data sources available for research on economic indicators.
United Nations Development Program Indices and Data for Development Indicators.
World Population Data Sheet which you saved in your WGS reference folder
Population Reference Bureau Datafinder
GapMinder Data Visualization
ABC-Clio World Geography Country Facts and Figures or ClioView to compare indicators for various countries.
Working in your regional groups explore three countries with differing levels of development.
Each member of the group should open the WGS_Determining Levels of Economic Development_Unit 10 handout and work with your group to each complete the graphic organizer, following the directions on the handout.
Post your completed WGS_Determining Levels of Economic Development_Unit 10 graphic organizer as an Assignment in the Hub. Don’t forget to include your name.
Revisit the Learning Targets and complete the post-assessment, citing evidence in the last column.
GDP per capita
GDP (PPP) per capita
Level of Foreign Investors
Primary Economic Activity
Secondary Economic Activity
Tertiary Economic Activity
Quaternary Economic Activity