This is a high-level thinking skill lesson which requires student to be actively involved in their learning experience. This lesson discusses what determines whether a country is developed or developing. Students will work in groups to create graphs depicting socioeconomic indicators--such as life expectancy, literacy rate, annual income, available technology and medicine,--for various countries. Students will analyze the graphs to determine if each researched country is considered developed or developing and why. This not only encourages students to think outside the box, but also reintegrates basic graph reading skills needed for state testing. Students are actively involved in every aspect of this lesson.