Lesson Plan

Grades 9-12

Development in Motion

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15 minutes (Part 1); 25 minutes (Part 2); 10 minutes (Part 3); 30 minutes (Part 4)

SUBJECTS: Social Studies

TOPICS: Economics, Fertility/Mortality, Global Change, International Comparisons, Public Health, World Population Trends/History, United Nations

Resource Overview

Using the ‘trendalyzer’ program from www.gapminder.org, students construct and interpret dynamic graphs and discuss differences in life expectancy, fertility rates, health, economics, and total population among several different countries.

Features of This Resource

  • Technology component through use of dynamic online graphs
  • Student-driven inquiry around multiple quality of life indicators

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