Month: November 2014 (page 2 of 2)

InS 10: Intro to Syria

We have been discussing the current situation in Syria and completed an OPVL on Fred Kaplan’s Obama’s Quagmire.

Now, in groups of 2, complete another OPVL on one of the following video source:

President Obama Address To The Nation On ISIL – Full Speech – 9/10/2014

OR

BBC’s Lyse Doucet’s No place to hide for children of war in Gaza and Syria 

  • If you are interested in this topic, please watch the 1 hour documentary of Doucet’s experience in Syria

IB11: Disparities and change

Learning outcome: Identify and explain the changing patterns and trends of regional and global disparities of life expectancy,education and income.

We have been discussing the reasons for disparity around the world and within regions.

 

High Net Worth Individuals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

source: RBC World Wealth report

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report 2013

Exercise:

In groups, you will explain the changing patterns and trends of regional and global disparities of life expectancy, educational attainment and income per capita for one the following five countries:

  • Japan
  • Cambodia
  • UK or USA
  • China
  • DRC

For your country, give the mean value of the country in each of these categories: GNI/capita, mean schooling years, life expectancy)

-Its global ranking

-A brief explanation for its ranking – What are the main causes?

-The overall trend (increasing/decreasing)

-A brief explanation for the trend

-Patterns and trend of internal disparity (Rural vs Urban, Core vs Periphery – Identify these places with a map and specific names of regions)

-A brief reason for the trend

You will then present your findings to the class as a Google presentation and share it with the rest of the class.

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