Lesson Plan, Other


In this lesson students will learn the fundamental concepts of economic development. Students will learn about the role of globalization in developing societies, different theories of why some countries are more developed than others and will be able to identify the key institutions and players in the field of international development. Students will research, write, present and evaluate grant proposals to fund a development project that encompasses a specific strategy of development (Poverty Reduction, Trade-Not-Aid, Good Governance, or Sustainable Development).


  • Language Arts > General
  • Social Studies > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12


economic development, trade, globalization, poverty reduction, sustainable development



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Curriki Rating
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On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2009-02-01.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

This resource is an external link to a course called globilization101.org, which is a compilation of lessons on the role of globalization in developing nations. A unit on Globalization and Health includes clear objectives, content and pedagogy. The students are offered role playing activities as integral to a well designed multi dimensional lesson. A rich unit on Sustainable Development and Africa’s Wildlife Reserves is from National Geographic’s Xpedition website. Many other lessons are included and students are asked to research, write, present and evaluate.

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