World Consumption: Unequal Slices of the Pie--Evaluating Facts from the 1998 United Nations Human Development Report

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In this lesson, from the New York Times Learning Network, students learn how to interpret the United Nations Human Development Reports and understand the relevance and use of the human development index in offering insight into a nation and its challenges. Students then evaluate facts derived from the 1998 U.N. Human Development Report and create posters offering inferences about these facts and graphing the statistics provided. Finally, students draft a letter to the United Nations offering suggestions for altering consumption in developed countries to benefit other people, countries, or the world population. Less

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    Grade: 6 to 12

    Topics: World History, English-Language Arts, American Democracy, History-Social Science, Economics, Reading Comprehension

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    Teaching Method: Discussions; Hands-on Learning