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POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

Is population growth a factor of underdevelopment ? How to tackle poverty through a UNDP programme ?

dimanche 13 septembre 2009, par F.Guille

At the end of the chapter "Population distribution and development", a 2hours- discussion and vote is proposed to the students.
The goal is to make them argue their point orally IN ORDER TO make proposals.
2nde level.

Thèmes des programmes

6 BILLION INHABITANTS ON EARTH

Problématique

- Key question

Is Africa overpopulated ? Shall poverty be tackled through birth restrictions ?

 

Objectifs

- Targets

To make the students develop arguments within groups.

To make them confront their ideas.

To find a series of consensus solutions and to write them on a UNDP-styled text. To confirm or criticize it by a vote.

Capacités

- Notions & skills

Population growth

Birth control policy

Development and obstacles

Gender (in)equalities

Culture - identity - tradition

Progress / development

Démarches et phases de la séquence

- Organization

Exercice en classe ; travail en 10 groupes de 2 élèves chacun ; synthèse commune suite au débat sous la forme d’un projet de texte "façon PNUD". Un Président de séance élève ("Arbiter") et ses Assesseurs ("Assistants").

TICE

- NTICs

Documents available through an internet connection within the class. Vidéoprojetés.
Sources

Sites internet ci-joint (document .pdf)