You will become familiar with the following:

  • Aid
  • Foreign Direct Investment
  • Fair Trade
  • Debt Relief
  • Market Access and Trade (Free Trade)
  • Government (and policy)
  • Remittances
  • Micro financing

Presentation

Period 2: Government and policy

In groups of 2, find a recent news article about a change in government policy aimed at reducing disparity in terms of:

  • Gender equality
  • Market access
  • Ethnicity
  • Sexual orientation
  • Land ownership
  • Health
  • Human trafficking
  • Education
  • Economic disparity (income)
  • Employment
  • Trade liberalization
  • Free trade zones

Discussion:

  1. How have your ideas changed about reducing disparities?
  2. What difficulties are there when trying to reduce poverty?
  3. What do you think are the misconceptions about poverty and LICs?
  4. How can individuals help people in their communities and abroad in gaining a better quality of life?
  5. What might be the environmental impacts of LICs becoming more developed? Are there solutions?
  6. Is a more equal world possible?

First assessment: Strategies to Reduce Disparity

We have been discussing ways to measure varying degrees of disparity.

TASK: Your job is to teach the class about one strategy to reduce disparities. You will use the same information for both an oral presentation and the factsheet.

This task will ask you to create two things:

  • An oral presentation (2-3 minutes) that will:
    • Explain the strategy
    • Give the positives – and a specific community case study that exemplifies this
    • Give the negatives – and a specific community case study that exemplifies this
    • Answer the following question: Using at least 2 specific examples, evaluate (make an appraisal by weighing up the strengths and limitations) your strategy’s effectiveness in reducing disparity between countries and/or regions
    • Communication is also important: do not read a script
  • A ‘fact sheet’ of one page to handout to your peers with the key details and links (see example) (This acts as ‘notes’ from your presentation)
    • Should take an entire page, not more.
    • Should have visuals
    • Statistics
    • Definitions
    • Hyperlinks to further research (these can be part of your source citations)
    • MLA Citations (these can be for BOTH the presentation and the fact sheet)

Here are the possible strategies:

  • Aid – different types
  • Foreign Direct Investment
  • Fair Trade
  • Debt Relief
  • Market Access and Trade (Free Trade)
  • Government (and policy)
  • Remittances
  • Appropriate technology
  • Microfinancing
  • Other with teacher approval

 

Hyperlink your presentations and factsheet here

ATL: This is a formative assessment, but you will be graded on ALL ATLs.