Reducing the Development Gap: Debt Relief

AQA GCSE Geography lesson for the new specification unit 2B. In this lesson we look at why countries are in debt and how debt relief can help reduce the development gap. We start with a photo of the G7 and the pupils will think about what the organisation is and who is in it. We then consider why countries have built up a large amount of debt. We then look at the pattern of HIPC’s around the globe and the pupils complete a differentiated activity around a map which shows their locations. We then look at how debt relief can reduce the development gap and then onto micro finance with a brief look at the Grameen Bank. We then tackle a 6-mark GCSE-style question and the pupils use structure strips to answer the question if needed.

In a nutshell lesson includes:

Photo interpretation starter
Activity: Why are some countries in such debt?
Activity: Debt relief and roadmap to reducing development gap
Video clip: Grameen Bank
GCSE-style 6-mark question with guidance.

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Created: Jan 19, 2020

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