Developing Country is a term generally used to describe a nation with a low level of material well-being, but since no single definition of the term Developed Country is recognized internationally, Developing Country Studies presents an analysis of the concept of international development and the distribution of developed and developing countries throughout the world.
Lessons include the following titles:
Currencies and Countries - The aim is to identify and locate certain developing countries on a world map when told their currencies, and to determine whether, because of its currency, a country has "privileged" economic relations with a particular developed country.
Tourist Finds - This activity consists in identifying the tourist attractions of countries and discovering new attractions based on socio-cultural realities. The students become aware of the cultural diversity of countries and reflect on the socio-cultural significance of certain tourist sites.
It's Plain To See - The students make posters (collages) or drawings illustrating certain positive aspects of a developing country or some of the differences between the developing country and a developed country.
Pollution Recognizes No Boundaries - The aim is to identify the main pollutants, to locate the main industrial centers on the world map, and to show that pollution affects both developed and developing countries, although in some instances the effects of pollution are more dramatic for developing countries. Many developing countries accept the presence of highly polluting industries on their soil. An attempt will be made to examine the causes and effects on the population and the environment.
I Buy, I Sell - This activity is about trade between North and South: both its nature and extent, and its economic and social impact.
An International Meal - The activity consists of organizing an international meal that not only features the dishes of a subcontinent or a particular country, but presents their origin and significance as well. A description of the diet can also be presented.
My Job, But Over There - It is sometimes difficult to imagine the work of one's counterpart in another country because it is difficult to conceive of a workplace other than one's own. This activity takes the form of a discussion of the topic: What is life like for someone in another country doing my job? This discussion may center on countries chosen on the world map and already familiar to the participants.
A Visit To The Delicatessen - Delicatessens carry products from the world over. A list of such products is like a culinary trip around the world. This activity consists of listing the various products and identifying their origin. The group locates the origins of these products on the world map.