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Origins of Disparities - New York

AS / A2 / IB Geography (16-18 yrs)
       
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Watch and get a feeling for New York

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The aim of this lesson:

To be able to explain disparities and inequities that occur within New York resulting from ethnicity, residence, parental education, income, employment (formal and informal) and land ownership.
 
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The Envision Development Toolkit
 
Explore The Envisioning Development Toolkit - which two New York neighbourhoods are at the opposite extremes of wealth?
 
 
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Assessment task

Describe and explain the disparities that exist in New York.

[750-800 words, 15 marks. To access more than 8 marks you must be discussing at least three different categories of disparities.]

 
Blank Map of New York
Geography ResourceBlank map of New York - use it to make notes and label observations
 
Geography Activities

Focus One - Disparities in New York City - Income

The Envisioning Development Toolkit
 
Explore the districts of New York - are there any patterns in the income of the residents?
 
New York Times
  The Wealth Gap Is .75 Miles Wide [3 July 2011]
 
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Focus Two - Disparities in New York City - Residence

 
Visit the districts of New York you identified as being at the extremes of wealth - using Street View in either Google Maps or Google Earth. Collect some images (screenshots) of the extremes. Look at the availability of affordable housing.
 
Who can afford to live there?
 
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Focus Three - Disparities in New York City - Ethnicity

New York City 2000 Percent White Population
New York City 2000 Black or African Population
New York City 2000 Hispanic or Latino Population
New York City 2000 Asian Population
 
Are there any links between what you have seen in Focus One and Focus Two and the information presented in these maps?
 
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  New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene - Understanding Health Disparities among New York City’s Five Counties [17 February 2010]
 
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Focus Four - Disparities in New York City - Education and Employment

New York Times - Census Bureau's American Community Survey
 
Click on the map above to be taken to The New York Times- Mapping America: Every City, Every Block. Explore the available data to find disparities in employment and education between the districts.
 
NYC Community Districts
 
Click on the map above to be taken to the New York City Department of City Planning Community District Profiles. Explore the available data to find disparities in employment and education between the districts.
 
New York Times
  Job Losses Show Wider Racial Gap in New York [12 July 2009]
 
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Focus Five - Disparities in New York City - Health

Hyperlink
 

Health Disparities in New York City - A Report from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

 
Geography Review

Review

 
It's time to assess your own work ... you'll find a suitable markbands here.
 

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