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Composite Index Measurements

IB DP Geography
       
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Base Level

Context

 

The aim of this lesson:

  • To be able to define [give the precise meaning of a word, phrase, concept or physical quantity] the Human Development Index
  • To be able to explain [give a detailed account including reasons or causes] the value of the HDI in measuring disparities across the globe.
 
 
What is development? It's a difficult question! So how do you measure development?
 
Geography Activities

Synthesis

 
Geography Activities
Geography Activities

Human Development Index

Make your own human development tree
 
 
HDI World Map
Requires Flash | Sorry ...
 
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Geography Activities

Task 1: Components of the HDI

Challenge: Turn this text which explains the various elements of the Human Development Index into a flow chart or diagram.
 
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Geography Activities

Task 2: Index of Marginalization

  • You should be able to define an index of marginalization.
  • Explain the value of the index in measuring disparities across the globe.

Marginalization, or marginalisation (British), is the social process of becoming or being made marginal (to relegate or confine to a lower social standing or outer limit or edge, as of social standing) for example "the marginalization of the underclass". [Source]

 
 
Geography Activities
Geography Activities

Task 3: Examples - The IB Five

Ensure you know the HDI values for each of the IB Five countries:
 
The IB Five
 
Geography Review

Review

 
 

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