On a world map, show the pattern of production and world trade in diamonds as an example of an economic activity. ("The Global Diamond Industry" report provides good information for teachers www2.gsb.columbia.edujournalsfileschazenGlobal_Diamond_Industry.pdf)
Describe and explain this pattern. How and why are the roles of more economically developed countries (MEDCs) and less economically developed countries (LEDCs) different?
KS 4-5: How has the trade in diamonds affected social and economic development in Sierra Leone (see http:news.bbc.co.uk1hiworldafrica745194.stm)?