10th Grade Modernization Inquiry Does Development Mean Progress?



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10th Grade Modernization Inquiry

Does Development Mean Progress?


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Michael Lewin. 2011. “Botswana’s Success: Good Governance, Good Policies, and Good Luck.” © World Bank. Creative Commons Attribution license.
Supporting Questions

1.What are the impacts of development in Kenya?

2.What are the impacts of development in Botswana?

3.What are the impacts of development in Algeria?



4.Does development impact different African countries in different ways?


10th Grade Modernization Inquiry


Does Development Mean Progress?

New York State Social Studies Framework Key Idea & Practices

10.8 TENSIONS BETWEEN TRADITIONAL CULTURES AND MODERNIZATION: Tensions exist between traditional cultures and agents of modernization. Reactions for and against modernization depend on perspective and context.

Gathering, Using, and Interpreting Evidence Comparison and Contextualization Geographic Reasoning

Staging the Compelling Question

Read the UN description of the Human Development Index (HDI) and examine the United States HDI rank. Discuss what students think “development” and “progress” mean. Students could also read an NPR blog post and discuss the costs and benefits of labeling countries as “developing.”




Supporting Question 1

Group Research Opportunity




Supporting Question 2

Group Research Opportunity




Supporting Question 3

Group Research Opportunity




Supporting Question 4


Understand




Understand




Understand




Assess

What are the impacts of development in Kenya?




What are the impacts of development in Botswana?




What are the impacts of development in Algeria?




Does development impact different African countries in different ways?

Formative
Performance Task





Formative
Performance Task





Formative
Performance Task





Formative
Performance Task


Write a one-page research summary that includes discussion of HDI rank, life expectancy, years of schooling, gross national income, changes over time, and the challenges to development in Kenya.




Write a one-page research summary that includes discussion of HDI rank, life expectancy, years of schooling, gross national income, changes over time, and the challenges to development in Botswana.




Write a one-page research summary that includes discussion of HDI rank, life expectancy, years of schooling, gross national income, changes over time, and the challenges to development in Algeria.




Presents the research summary from Formative Performance Tasks 1, 2, and 3 to the class. After presentations, develop a claim supported by evidence that answers the supporting question.

Featured Sources




Featured Sources




Featured Sources




Featured Sources

Source A: Excerpted explanatory note on the 2014 Human Development Report composite indices, Kenya

Source B: Excerpt from “Africa’s Powerhouse”

Source C: Additional sources decided by students and/or teachers





Source A: Excerpted explanatory note on the 2014 Human Development Report composite indices, Botswana

Source B: Excerpt from “Botswana’s Success: Good Governance, Good Policies, and Good Luck”

Source C: Additional sources decided by students and/or teachers




Source A: Excerpted explanatory note on the 2014 Human Development Report composite indices, Algeria

Source B: “Algeria’s Large Youth Population Has Few Opportunities”

Source C: Additional sources decided by students and/or teachers




Source A: Featured sources from Supporting Questions 1, 2, and 3

Source B: Additional sources decided by students and/or teachers




Summative Performance Task

ARGUMENT Does development mean progress? Using your assigned African country or all three countries, construct an argument (e.g., detailed outline, poster, essay) that addresses the compelling question using specific claims and relevant evidence from contemporary sources while acknowledging competing views.

ACT Work collaboratively to write a resolution proposal to the United Nations addressing the common problems of development across all three countries and proposing international or intracontinental solutions.
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