jueves, 30 de enero de 2014

3º British: Gapminder World

It was the last 200 years that changed the world. In 1809 all countries of the world had a life expectancy under 40 years and an income per person less than 3000 dollar per year. Since then the world has changed but it was not until after the second world war that most countries started to improve.

For the first time, Gapminder can now visualize change in life expectancy and income per person over the last two centuries. In this Gapminder video, Hans Rosling shows you how all the countries of the world have developed since 1809 – 200 years ago.

After re-watching the short video in class and studying the interactive graphic, answer the following questions as complete as possible:

Remember: this activity is a timed-trial, you will have only today’s class for answering as many questions as possible!

  1. Why is good for Goverments to have detailed stadistics of the population?
  2. The film talked about population, urban geography and crimes in San Francisco ("Poverty map")... but something similar was done many years before in London. Can you find out by who and when? 
  3. What were the causes of that poverty map according to him? And some possible solutions? 
  4. Why do you think some countries are unhealthier than others with the same income? 
  5. Why was the UK richest in 1800? 
  6. In 1950 there were mainly two groups of countries: medium-income countries (“the West”) and low-income countries (“the rest”). Why? What were the exceptions? 
  7. Discuss the situation of the oil exporters. You can point out a few examples of the graphic. Do you think if there are any problems with being dependent on one major income source? 
  8. What does it means “absolute poverty”? And “relative poverty”? 
  9. Choose one healthy country and one poor country, them compare at least 4 point (see the bar at the left side of the graphic) and try to guess/explain the causes of those differences. 
  10. Summarize the key points of the full video.

Good luck! :-)

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