1. Students should be able to identify and explain patterns and trends of regional and global disparities of life expectancy, education and income.
gapminder.org provides useful data on how incomes have changed around the world.
2. Students should be able to examine the progress made in meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in poverty reduction, education & health.
The UN site gives details of the goals: http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/
Progress on the health-related MDGs (4, 5 & 6) can be found here
Also, visit the Centre for Global Development site
The MDGs are tracked on mdgtrack.org
The United Nations also publishes country reports on the MDGs
What progress has been made in the three areas? See the MDG 2015 rev (July 1) and examine the resources below.
|Poverty Reduction (MDG Goal 1)||Education (MDG Goal 2)||Health (MDG Goals 4, 5 & 6)|
|Wall Street Journal Blog||The World Bank||The Guardian (child mortality)|
|The World Bank (malaria & other diseases)|