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Globalisation and Development Revision part 3 World Trade and Fair Trade

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here is an old BBC page which introduces global trade well and explains some key words. Click here.

Another good geography site also explains global and fair trade well here

This is a great video from fair trade themselves and it also focuses in on the Windward islands which we studied in class

This is a list of LOADS of benefits already categorised for you) that Fair trade has in banana growing regions like the Windward islands. Impacts sorted ANSWERS

Finally here are the two overall revision resources for this whole topic

Globalisation and Development Skeleton card

Key words 1.3 globalisation and development

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Globalisation and Development Revision part 1 Aid

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Since we are unlikely to cover this topic in any depth I am putting here some revision resources for the global development and globalisation topic.Here you can find resources for aid: long term and short term. Most of which will be based in Nepal. The longer term aid will be focused on the work water aid does and the sorter term emergency aid will be based on responses to the earthquake of 2015.

Water Aid – long term aid

Long term aid should always look to be SUSTAINABLE (looking after and developing people and the environment both today and in the future) We looked at the wonderful across the tracks mini film. You can re-watch it here. Look for how both people’s lives and the urban environment are being improved. You should also consider quality of life (how content people are with their lives) and standard of living (how much money people have and what it can buy them)

 

You can also watch this shorter video on other benefits of water aid. It is excellent and really covers the long term social and economic benefits very well.

There is also this great student work on the effects of water aid

water aid effects

Short term or emergency aid

read about Oxfam’s responses here (Oxfam is a good example of an NGO) Oxfam_s response to Nepal Quake April 2015

And this powerpoint has 5 short videos we used in class and a task to help you watch them and take notes. Revising emergency aid in Nepal

Finally, as already shared on this blog there are the skeleton revision card and key word list. You could work out all the key words first and then use them to help you answer the questions on the skeleton cards or you could start with the cards and work out the key words as you go along. Be aware with the skeleton revision cards that summing up each topic with just 4-8 questions means that you will need to spend a lot of time on each one to cover the whole topic properly.

Globalisation and Development Skeleton card

Key words 1.3 globalisation and development


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Globalisation and Development – Skeleton revision cards & key word lists

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Here is another set of revision resources for WJEC EDUQAS GCSE Syllabus B. For each of the topics there will be a skeleton revision card and a key word list. The idea is that by using them both you will have revised the whole topic. You could work out all the key words first and then use them to help you answer the questions on the skeleton cards or you could start with the cards and work out the key words as you go along. Be aware that summing up each topic with just 4-8 questions means that you will need to spend a lot of time on each one to cover the whole topic properly.

Globalisation and Development Skeleton card

 

Key words 1.3 globalisation and development

I would really appreciate your feedback on what you like and would like altered and improved. Thank you.


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Water Aid: toilets and GCSE Geography

What a great charity Water aid is. I love teaching about them and what they do. Pupils gain knowledge of what other people lack, what other people need to break the poverty trap and gain dignity and also a sense of both connection across the globe and a sense of gratitude for what they themselves have.

If you don’t know Water Aid this is a good introduction to what they do.

 

But what I really like to use in class is the video below. It teaches about so many strands of Geography, whatever syllabus you might teach or learn. When we use it we use it as an example of long term aid in a LEDC or LIC (less economically developed country or Lower income country). It is set in Nepal and tells of one woman’s determination to get her family a toilet in their house. Something all my pupils take for granted.

We give them these instructions: (The whole lesson including the one before on emergency aid is laid out on this powerpoint if you want to look at that too Aid lessons Nepal

In the center of a double page in your book with the title in the centre. Add in the three main actions that Water Aid has taken

1.Employing local people

2.Construction of toilet

3.Education of sanitation and hygiene

As you are watching the video make a note of the impacts. AFTER you have watched you will add these onto the correct areas of your spider diagram. Categorise these into SEE. Explain how each of the actions is sustainable in a paragraph in your book.

But what I most like about this is what I learnt from this is how it is people’s dignity that matters so much. I have never given that enough time in my lessons. Now I certainly do.


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The effects of globalisation in Nepal

Excellent video, if a little challenging for GCSE students, on Nepal and how it has been affected culturally and economically by globalisation. With a level of insight you wouldn’t find in a text book. Attached are some questions to help pupils break down and understand all the ideas.

 

Questions here nepal and globalisation questions