7th May 2004 at 01:00
KS 2

As part of Water in the landscape, consider the advantages and disadvantages of water to a locality in a less economically developed country (LEDC), eg management of the Nile drainage basin; see go to "Index" and "Water" (PoS 6c).

KS 3

Malaria could be the focus for a case study to develop an understanding of development issues (PoS 6 i). Map its distribution and relate this to levels of economic development; see Global Atlas of Infectious Diseases Not all LEDCs are as badly affected as others - why? How does malaria affect their economies? The incidence of malaria in the more developed world suggests a number of questions for enquiry: why is malaria still found in these countries? Where did it come from? How did it get there? What can be done about it?

KS 4-5

Malaria offers the opportunity to pull together physical, human and environmental themes. Draw a flow diagram to show the knock-on effects of the disease: impact on family income, productivity, care for the land.

Investigate case studies of eradication projects - see www.who.inten Compare the advantages and disadvantages of the possible ways of controlling malaria, with particular reference to the effects of DDT.

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