Category Archives: Obstacles to development

Responding to the Nepal Earthquake

This video from the New York Times. It is useful to us for 5 reasons:

  1. It covers a lot of short term responses to the earthquake of 2015
  2. You can also see some of the effects of the quake.
  3. This short clip also illustrates how Nepal faces extra problems because it is a less wealthy country
  4. Finally, really good answers in the exam will talk about how the rural areas of Nepal with their inaccessibility meant both the effects were worse and the responses were made more difficult
  5. You can even use it in the Development Gap topic about how a natural disaster can hinder development in a country

And all in 3 minutes flat

 

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Water Aid example of international aid

This video only 18 minutes long almost teaches the whole of the aid topic and half the development gap one on its own; its astounding…. well done Water Aid… watch it and look at:

  1. what makes areas less developed?
  2. how are people trying to help themselves
  3. what are the conditions in a shanty town?
  4. what impact does clean water and toilets proved to people? (this is the one covered most in this)
  5. how can you measure development?

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Rebuilding Nepal after the earthquake

This photo essay is the best thing I have read on the one year anniversary of the Nepal Earthquake. Look at the photos the captions and consider the long term impacts this quake had. Also you can see how the quake halted development in Nepal. It is a very personal and non geography text book article and all the better for it

please click here

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Nick Hewer from The Apprentice and Countdown on Fairtrade

Here’s a good video for your GCSE on fair trade

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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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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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