Students will use the Demographic Transition Model (DTM), Rostow’s Economic Development Theory and Wallenstein’s Three–Tier World Systems Theory to take a closer look at four countries in the world. Students will use the CIA World Factbook to research economic indicators, as well as Nation Master to research population pyramids and find correlations between them. Students will also compare the challenges and benefits of two countries that are at two different stages of the DTM.
Length of time needed: 1-2 class periods (50 minutes each)
This lesson was written by Sharon Shelerud.
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Source: Sharon Shelerud