Read the information, take notes, as you make your way through each module.
Answer the questions related to each.
Take the Test Bite as appropriate.
1. Globalization: We now communicate and share each other's cultures through travel and trade, transporting products around the world in hours or days. We are in a huge global economy where something that happens in one area can have knock on effects worldwide. This process is called globalisation.
a. Define: Globalization, multinational corporation, inward investment
b. Click on the animated map: this animation shows how wealth is distributed. Where the richest and poorest countries are located?
c. Summarize reasons for globalization
d. What factors attract TNCs to a country? Why do you think that is?
e. List and explain 3 positive impacts of globalization
f. List and explain 3 negative impacts of globalization
g. How does globalization relate to development?
2. Factors Influencing Development: Factors which influence the rate at which a country may develop can be physical or human. Understanding the reason why a country may be in poverty is important, as it helps to understand what may help the country to develop.
a. Define: tropical climates, landlocked, exploit, governance, dependency ratio
b. Evaluate: Choose 3 physical factors of development-which are most influential? Explain/justify your reasoning.
c. Evaluate: Choose 3 human factors of development-which are most influential? Explain/justify your reasoning.
d. Making connections: How can you connect the information you read in this module to other parts of human geography we studies (think models, units, concepts, etc.). Choose 3 connections and explain how they related to development.
3. Uneven Development: Countries have different levels of development internally and compared to each other. Development can be measured in various ways - including economic and human development.
a. Define: infrastructure, GDP, HDI, NICs
b. European Union: what policies are in place to alienate the differences of development within the European Union.
b. Why does uneven development exist WITHIN a country?
4. Aid: More Economically Developed Countries (MEDCs) have high levels of economic development compared with Less Economically Developed Countries (LEDCs). Many MEDCs make allowance in their domestic budgets to provide aid to LEDCs. Many charities also exist to provide aid to LEDCs.
a. define: sustainable development, aid,
b. Why would aid hinder development?
c. What types of aid are there?
d. Evaluate: Choose 3 arguments for giving aid -which are most important? Explain/justify your reasoning.
e. Evaluate: Choose 3 arguments against giving aid -which are most important? Explain/justify your reasoning.
f. What do you think of the Practical Action Shelter Project: beneficial or harmful? Use what you learned in this module to defend your reasoning.
g. Take the Test Bite! What is your score?