Posts Tagged ‘developed countries’

CES, Week 22: Human Demographics Continued

January 24, 2010

We will finish our investigation of developed and developing countries. Remember the driving question: Is there a distinct boundary between developed and developing countries? The bell interrupted our investigation last week, but we’ll pick right up where we left off. Interesting to note the near complete inversion of TFR and IMR for Somalia, Nigeria, and Ethiopia. The numbers are beginning to tell us the story of development. One thing I will push you on this week: what are barriers to development? As the class unfolds, we’ll be looking at how all these people get their food, their fuel, and their water.

Monday (1/25/10): Compare Economic Data across nations
Tuesday (1/26/10): Compare economic engines across nations (compare exports, imports, and connections)
Wednesday (1/27/10): In-class writing assignment: working on follow up questions
Thursday (1/28/10): Exploring The Demographic Transition
Friday (1/29/10): Campus Recycling, finish in-class writing assignment

CES, Week 21: Human Demographics continued

January 19, 2010

We will continue our data mining on Wednesday and we will spend the rest of the week trying to answer the Big Question for this unit: What is the point at which a country becomes “developed”? On Thursday we’ll figure out how to organize all your data, and we’ll start out trans-national analysis. On Friday, the work will continue.

Wednesday (1/20/10): “Data Mining”. Last day of in-class research

Thursday (1/21/10): Whole-class activity: what metrics matter, and how shall we compare these countries?

Friday (1/22/10): Continue  trans-national  comparison (short day, focus Friday.)

APES, Week 11: Human Demographics and Water Resources

October 19, 2009

Monday: Developed vs. Undeveloped Countries (work day)

Tuesday: Demographic Transition (caution: may produce queasiness)

Wednesday: Reardon’s overview of Aquatic Resources

Thursday-Friday: Aquatic Resources Case Study: Flow Charts on the floor.

Monday (Oct 26): Finish and present flow charts

Tuesday (Oct 27): Final Exam Assignment, Personal Water Use

APES, Week 10: Human Demographics

October 13, 2009

Welcome to week 10, quarter 2, the next phase in APES. It’s time to turn our attention to our species. We’ll look at Homo sapiens abundance and distribution as well as our interactions with the natural capital that sustains our existence.

Monday-Tuesday: Fall Break

Wednesday: Individual search for a definition of a “developed”, “developing”, and “transitional”
country,  with a definition for each.

Thursday: Human Demographics Intro

Friday: Human Demographics continued, receive assignments.