Lesson Plan


After remediation week, there were still quite a few students who hadn't met the DBQ requirements. So Ben did a one-week enrichment unit on international development with the finished students, while the others completed their requirements. This lesson compares developed and developing nations and asks why we should care about international development. This resource is part of Unit 9: Development and the Social Studies 7 course.


  • Social Studies > General
  • Social Studies > World History

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8


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This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 2, as of 2010-01-31.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 2
Appropriate Pedagogy: 2

Reviewer Comments:

This resource is an opening lesson plan for a unit on developed and developing nations. Students learn about why they should be concerned about developing nations, read about the basic differences between the two groups of nations, and then apply what they have learned to a few different follow-up activities. A sorting assignment has students categorize characteristics and a homework assignment asks students to write about key ideas related to the lesson. It should be noted that some of the lesson is classroom specific and would need to be adapted for individual classrooms.

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