There could be a third factor that causes both of these — such as lack of investment or capital. After making comparisons, students will identify patterns in which sector is emphasized by the wealthiest countries, and will look for patterns in the geographic distribution of countries. . Yet some countries have had long-standing problems supplying food for their citizens, many of whom suffer from malnutrition and even starvation. Using poverty rate as a measure of development, students select countries five at a time to compare how resources are allocated to three economic sectors agriculture, industrial, service.
For example, click on North America and rank the countries from highest to lowest on 'poverty rate. Likewise, compare the ranking on poverty rate with the ranking on the other economic sectors to see if there are patterns. Repeat the process until enough information is gathered to form a hypothesis about the relationships. If a country can feed its citizens then other economic activities can take place. Examining the similarities of these countries suggests an approach to eliminating the causes of poverty. Your students will first need to get the worksheet that accompanies this lesson.
Next have the students choose a continent from the map in the. Why might such a pattern exist? If not, are they in order from lowest to highest, or is there no pattern to their order. Are countries in which more people are involved in agriculture better off than countries where people are engaged in other economic sectors? For example, rich nations generally employ more generous standards of poverty than poor nations from. Of the five highest poverty rates, four are in Africa; of the five lowest poverty rates, three are in Europe. There are myriad reasons why countries experience poverty. Food is a basic human necessity.
Used to find definitions of poverty. If there is not any pattern related to the allocation of resources, what other explanations might account for these high poverty rates? Then have the students answer the questions on the worksheet. Answers to worksheet are provided below in the Evaluation Activity Section. You can choose either the or the. Definitions of poverty vary considerably among nations. Using the data provided to compare countries, students working on this lesson will determine what the relationship is between agriculture and poverty rates.
Repeat this comparison with each of the other countries as well. That is, a relationship between sector allocation and poverty rate doesn't necessarily mean that a high poverty rate caused an allocation to agriculture nor vice versa. If so, in which sector are they concentrated? They will also formulate hypotheses to explain the patterns they find. These tables can be rearranged by clicking and dragging them. National estimates of the percentage of the population lying below the poverty line are based on surveys of sub-groups, with the results weighted by the number of people in each group. .
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