We have learned how children use drawings to tell their experience of war.
CHILDREN AND WAR
Click on the image below to learn how making these drawings has helped them:
CURRENT WARS AND CONFLICTS
We have already discussed what the causes of conflict and war might be. In this interactive map developed by IRIN you can locate on going conflicts and wars. IRIN is a Swiss based non-profit organization with a website devoted to wars and conflicts. Click on the image of the map to access the site:
You couls also use the interactive map from Global Conflict Tracker to find out more about ongoing conflicts in the world. Click on the image below:
Now, listen to this you tube video and identify in the map the 10 active wars that are mentioned.
1 How many people have left rural areas to seek work?
2 What were the reasons why people left rural areas?
3 What are the negative aspects of migration?
4 What has happened to the wealth gap over time?
5 What changes has Shenzhen seen since 1978?
6 How do GDP values of coastal regions compare to GDP of western countries?
Now, explore the link below to discover what is happening in rural areas:
1 Find a definition of the following key concepts:
2 Write down the most significant impact of rural to urban migration for rural areas
Stories of emigration
It seems that very soon most of the world’s population will be living in urban areas. What makes them so attractive? Find out more by clicking on the image below. You’ll find some personal stories from people that have emigrated to a city. Your teacher will assign one of them and read you’ll have to his/her story.
You need to note down:
Name and age
Place of origin
Reasons to leave her / his hometown.
Positive and negative aspects of living in a city.
Is urban growth similar in all countries? Does urban population grow faster in rich and developed countries? What are the causes of urban growth? Click on the image below:
Task 4. Answer the following questions:
a) find definitions for: urbanisation; life expectancy; infrastructure
b) One of the problems of fast urban development are shantytowns. What are these? Name two problems people living there must face.
c) In Curitiba – Brazil, they have solved the problem of urban growth with some sustainable measures, name two of them,
In some countries urban growth in much faster than in others. Find out by clicking in the two images below:
Now you are going to use the data from The World Bank to explore how urban population has changed in the last years:
Click on the map to see what the changes have been in the last decades:
Choose a country in each continent. What percentage of its population lives in cities?
Big urban areas have changed considerably in the last 60 years. Click on the map below and see what the changes have been: