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;


Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

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.


ESSENTIALS

Contrasts between developed and developing nations

 Geographic locations of major developed and developing countries

 Economic conditions

 Social conditions (literacy, access to health care)

 Population size and rate of growth


Factors affecting environment and society

 Economic development

 Rapid population growth


Environmental challenges

 Pollution

 Loss of habitat

 Global climate change


Social challenges

 Poverty

 Poor health

 Illiteracy

 Famine

 Migration


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.


KEY VOCABULARY

Terms:

Developed countries

Developing countries

Undeveloped countries

European Union (EU)

NAFTA

WTO

UN

IMF

OPEC

Genetic engineering

Bioethics

Munich Olympics

Terrorism

Counter-Terrorism

Patriot Act

People:

Osama bin Laden

President George W Bush

Al-Qaeda

President Barack Obama

Updated: Jun 01, 2018