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Nepal Earthquake

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The Nepal earthquake of 2015 was an awful event. If you study it as a case study, it will help you in both the Development Gap and Restless Earth topics:

For Development gap it is a case study of how a natural event or natural disaster can restrict development in a country. so you would look at the short and long term effects and say how that would slow down Nepal becoming more developed

For Restless Earth, you need to know about the causes, effects (short and long term) and responses (short and long term again) to the quake

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Development Gap Revision Lesson 2016

IN case you need another copy, here is the Dev Gap PLC.

And here is the powerpoint for the lesson this week revising Development gap

 

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Nepal Earthquake

nepal map

The Nepal was an awful event. If you study it as a case study, it will help you in both the Development Gap and Restless Earth topics:

For Development gap it is a case study of how a natural event or natural disaster can restrict development in a country. so you would look at the short and long term effects and say how that would slow down Nepal becoming more developed

For restless Earth, you need to know about the causes, effects (short and long term) and responses (short and long term again) to the quake

I have put ALL the resources you could possibly need on one simple padlet page

JUST CLICK HERE

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Excellent Hans Rosling for all parts of Development Gap

This superb program from our department’s favourite Swedish Professor of Public Health covers SO much of the Development Gap, it is like he just read the specification.

  • What makes a country less developed or more developed? What are the obstacles to development?
  • how can we measure development? whats the best way to measure development?
  • How are different development measures related to each other?
  • what factors increase global inequality?
  • How can people get out of poverty and improve their standard of living and quality of life?
  • how can aid help? does aid help?

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Cartoon Teaches Development Gap and Restless Earth

This from the US paper found at http://www.theeagle.com Drawn by Jeff Koterba

nepal cartoon

What does it say about:

Why an earthquake in a poorer country would have worse effects than in a richer country? (Restless Earth topic)

and

What obstacles are there to poorer countries developing themselves? (Development Gap topic)

and

What problems are there getting aid to those that need it? (Development gap AND Restless Earth topics)

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What causes what? Ebola and Poverty in Liberia, West Africa

Great new video from Gapminder …..Fits in REAL NICE for the development Gap topic. Talk about this in the exam and get closer to your A*

Firstly, it talks about the reasons Liberia has been less developed such as civil war and corruption

and then it talks about the impact of Ebola…..

Because Liberia is poor it has cramped overcrowded housing and poor hygiene and health so as soon as Ebola starts it is easy for it to spread among families and poorer areas

And when it starts to spread it causes poverty as people cannot work, because they are ill or looking after others and the country has to spend more on medicine than other things that could help it develop like education and transport and training

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