Session 6: Mapping the Five Major World Religions
Conditions in Developed and Developing Nations
Standard(s) of Learning
WHII.16 The student will demonstrate knowledge of cultural, economic, and social conditions in developed and developing nations of the contemporary world by
a) identifying contemporary political issues, with emphasis on migrations of refugees and others, ethnic/religious conflicts, and the impact of technology, including chemical and biological technologies;
b) assessing the impact of economic development and global population growth on the environment and society, including an understanding of the links between economic and political freedom;
c) describing economic interdependence, including the rise of multinational corporations, international organizations, and trade agreements;
d) analyzing the increasing impact of terrorism.
Skills (to be incorporated into instruction throughout the academic year)Identify, analyze, and interpret primary and secondary sources to make generalizations about events and life in world history.
Use maps, globes, artifacts, and pictures to analyze the physical and cultural landscapes of the world to interpret the past.
Identify and compare contemporary political boundaries with the location of civilizations, empires, and kingdoms.
Analyze trends in human migration and cultural interaction.
Explain that both developed and developing nations face many challenges. These include migrations, ethnic and religious conflicts, and the impact of new technologies.
Describe some challenges faced by the contemporary world, using the following information as a guide:
Summarize the impact of new technologies, using the following information as a guide:
Explain that developed and developing nations are characterized by different levels of economic development, population characteristics, and social conditions.
Explain that economic development and the rapid growth of population are having an impact on the environment.
Explain that sound economic conditions contribute to a stable democracy, and political freedom helps foster economic development.
Explain contrasts between developed and developing nations, using the following information as a guide:
Explain the links between economic and political freedom, using the following information as a guide:
Explain that the countries of the world are increasingly dependent on each other for raw materials markets and financial resources, although there is still a difference between the developed and developing nations.
Explain how economic interdependence is changing the world, using the following information as a guide:
Explain that some individuals choose to deal with these unequal conditions through the use of terrorist activities.
Define terrorism as the use of violence and threats to intimidate and coerce for political reasons.
Explain that a major cause of terrorism is religious extremism.
Point out some examples of international terrorism in the contemporary world that have impacted developed and developing nations, including the following:
Explain governmental responses to terrorist activities, including the following:
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