HELPFUL LINKS: Development
BBC Bitesize Globalization notes and vocab
Where does your T-Shirt Come From: article and Prezi presentation
Minimum Wage: minimum wage, equality, equity, the cost of living
Choosing Between Cotton Tees and Tencel: which has the lighter environmental impact?
Measuring Development: what does it mean to be developed or developing?
Uncontacted Amazonian Tribe
Indian Women Access to Healthcare -Development/Gender Inequality
The Economist- Gender Equality
Berlin Wall- Country Still Divided
8 Interesting Maps of Africa
15 Most Developed Countries- Where does the U.S. fall?
The Incredible Shrinking Incomes of Young Americans- basically why you and I will be poor forever and ever
The Future of Giving to Africa
Global Targets, Local Ingenuity
UN MDG Progress: a graph
Income Inequality Globally...Falling?
Global Inequality and the "missing rich"
The Great Divide-cost of income inequality
Wealth Distribution in the US- upworthy
Why is the poverty line $11000
Living in poverty in the US
Invisible Children-conflict hindering development
Africa and land use
Wish you were mine- article on foreign investors in Africa
Try out the global wage calculator to compare wages around the world
The Invisible Economy-Our techniques for measuring economic performance are obsolete, obscuring a complete picture of how we're faring.
StatsAmerica: interactive mapping tool
Cluster mapping US:explore national and regional data related to economics
Where are the hardest places to live in the US? interactive NYT mapping tool
Intro: Journey of a T-Shirt
1. NPR makes a T Shirt
1. National Development: development by region: article and map
Just the map
2. GDP by state (United States)
3. GDP of US States compared to Global Countries
4. Guns, Germs and Steel
Used in Class
Alone Banda: child labor, development and Africa
NPR: Planet Money Makes a T-Shirt: 5 chapters that explain the production of your t-shirt involving MDCs and LDCs
Globalization of Commodity Chains Where did my t-shirt come from? Sure, “everything is made in China” blah blah blah, but the story of the global economy is MUCH more complex and filled with people occupying different social contexts-this will take your through this hot mess of development
The Tee Shirt turns 100: The top iconic tee shirts a slideshow
Why is the African Continent So Poor a colonial history
Geography of Toilets- Can you determine if they are developed or developing based on the pics?
Developing Countries- why China is still a Developing country
Developed Countries and Healthcare
Sanitation & Toilets human development
Have the UN Millennium Goals Been Effective
Chinese Colonialism- Is China becoming Africa's new colonial master? Is Beijing sucking away resources to drive its own economic growth, while offering little in return?
New Neo-colonialism in Africa: Truman member and sustainable development professional Adam Tiffen argues against China’s aid model of money without preconditions for social reform.
China’s Challenge in Africa: Avoid Blame of Neo-Colonialism- China modifies its south-south narrative for Africa and recognizes the continent as competitor
Export zones to boost Africa's manufacturing industry- Export processing zones (EPZs) have mushroomed across Africa. Their logic is to attract export-oriented manufacturing investment to boost economies. EPZs, although they create controversy in certain circles, have been highly successful in Asia, central and Latin American countries. Is the attempt by Africa to follow suit bearing fruit?
Africa's EPZ, it's time to lift the game- Rather than moving to an exponential growth path, African Export Processing Zones have been characterized by a slowdown in growth across investment, exports and employment. A look at the case of West Africa – and why it’s time for governments to lift the game.