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Development or Delay?

Socially-based Curriculum Unit

This unit, developed for CGW4U (Canadian and World Issues, Grade 12), serves to educate students about a few of the many different ways development occurs in countries. It allows them to assess the effectiveness of certain tools on certain areas by examining different case studies and surveying the benefits of drawbacks of each. The prestigious wielding of  megaprojects, its linked use of resource depletion, the different perspective posed by the concept of microprojects and the traditional engagement of transnationals by needy countries are explored.  Foreign Aid is very briefly examined as it is touted by pop icons and politicians alike as a means to end poverty. Finally, sustainable development is introduced at the end of the unit as it leads into many other units of study.

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