Social Studies - 2019-20
WHII.14b - Economic and Political Freedom
The student will apply social science skills to understand the global changes during the early twenty-first century by
b) assessing the link between economic and political freedom;
UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD
Developed and developing nations are characterized by different levels of economic development, population characteristics, and social conditions.
Economic development and the rapid growth of population are having an impact on the environment.
Sound economic conditions contribute to a stable democracy, and political freedom helps foster economic development.
Contrasts between developed and developing nations
Geographic locations of major developed and developing countries
Social conditions (literacy, access to health care)
Population size and rate of growth
Factors affecting environment and society
Rapid population growth
Loss of habitat
Global climate change
Relationship between economic and political freedom
Free market economies historically have produced rising standards of living and an expanding middle class, which produces growing demands for political freedoms and individual rights. Recent examples include Taiwan and South Korea.
European Union (EU)
Osama bin Laden
President George W Bush
President Barack Obama