Step 3-4 - Current Events - Emerging Third World Countries

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Step 3-4 - Current Events - Emerging Third World Countries

  • Develops literacy, vocabulary, geography, politics!
  • Improves research skills!
  • Explains the global issue simply and clearly, without bias!
  • Helps make the current situation clear to the student!
  • Encourages the student to "connect up", understand & look for solutions to problems!
  • Hands-on activities make civics relevant to the student!
  • Develops critical thinking skills!
  • Develops study in a self-determined manner!
  • Lesson plans are complete and ready to use!  Start now!

Another in STEPS series of Current Events courses for ages 9-adult.

These courses each start by defining a global problem. Then, the course leads the student through directed research, so that the student can get a real grasp of the current situation for that issue. The student follows this up with creative exercises which help define the issue and the student's response to it as a concerned citizen of the world.

What is "the Third World"? What is a developing or "emerging" nation? In what ways do emerging nations differ from other nations? Where are emerging nations most likely found? What is life like in such a nation? What can be done, and what is being done to help such nations mature?

The continents of South America, Asia, and especially Africa are filled with emerging nations. Their actions and their fates have a power over the entire world, today. To understand the world we live in, a student must understand what is happening in these dozens of countries. Some are on the way up and have begun to seriously compete with developed nations for power and wealth. Other developing countries have populations that are in grave danger, and an average life expectancy as low as about 40 years!

How did this happen? What changes can we expect? This course walks the student through one of the most important and complex problems facing mankind today, simply and effectively guiding the student through the needed research (improving research skills as well as geography). The student develops his own ideas and opinions about this key 21st Century problem.

12 lesson plans. The course includes a test and test answer guide.

Subjects covered in this course include:

  • A definition of what a developing county is.
  • A definition of "Third World"
  • About Emerging Third World countries and their impact on the "developed world"
  • Ways in which countries develop
  • The information one would need to assess the progress that a country is making
  • Making national partners in the world
  • Imports and Exports
  • The problems facing Africa
  • Should all countries be "equal"?
  • Research to assess what countries are developing, and to what extent
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