This one-hour lesson is aimed at year 12 students and is designed to introduce them to the key topic of economic development and some of the key terminology they need to be familiar with, such as GDP, GNP, GNI, and, most importantly, the UN's Human Development Index (the latest method of calculating HDI is used here).
There is also a clear and detailed student worksheet outlining what these key terms mean. Purchasing Power Parity is also covered.
Also included is a research task for students to research the benefits and downsides of HDI as a measure of economic growth where they have to produce a newspaper article arguing for one of these points of view. This is written with access to computers in mind, but could be easily adapted for alternative situations.
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