Social Studies - 2019-20

WG.14 a - Relative Level of Development

The student will apply social science skills to compare and contrast the distribution, growth rates, and characteristics of human population by 

a) examining demographic data to determine the relative level of development;


(moved from WG.5)

Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

Theme: Patterns

Why do patterns of development differ in the world?

Economic activities depend on the resources of the land and how people use them. 

The level of economic development can be measured in different ways. 

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

Levels of economic development vary from country to country and from place to place within countries.

ESSENTIALS

Indicators of economic development 

  • Urban–rural ratio 
  • Labor force characteristics (primary, secondary, tertiary, and quaternary sectors) 
  • Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita 
  • Educational achievement

KEY VOCABULARY

Updated: Jun 13, 2018