LEDC and MEDC ANALYSIS


PART ONE:
Assessment: Criterion B: Investigating
  • The student uses methods accurately to collect and record appropriate and varied information consistent with the research question
  • The student effectively addresses the research question: Is Turkey an LEDC or an MEDC?

Assessment: Criterion C: Thinking Critically
  • The student effectively analyses and evaluates a range of sources in terms of origin and purpose, recognizing values and limitations
  • The student thoroughly synthesizes information to make valid, well-supported arguments.

1. Choose an LEDC and a MEDC from the ones that you were assigned
2. Show the location of your LEDC, MEDC and Turkey on a world map
3. Select 8 indicators to compare the level of development between these three countries. Use graphs to compare the information.
  • Use a range or graphing techniques to present this information.
  • Date and Source your information
  • Define the indicator you chose and briefly explain why it is a good indicator of development
4. Using only the information in your graphs, decide if Turkey is an LEDC or an MEDC. Write 3 Paragraphs justifying your decision.
5. Turn in your work by uploading it to Managebac
Resources
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PART TWO:

Assessment: Criterion A: Knowing and Understanding
  • The student uses a wide range of terminology (from the current unit) accurately and appropriately
  • The student demonstrates detailed knowledge and understanding of content and concepts (the factors, and indicators they choose to evaluate) through developed and accurate descriptions, explanations and examples.

Assessment: Criterion C: Thinking Critically
  • The student completes a detailed analysis of the development level and key development needs of their chosen LEDC (concepts, events, issues, models or arguments)
  • The student synthesizes information to make valid conclusionsabout the development needs of their LEDC, and build well-supported arguments to support their thinking.

Assessment: Criterion D: Communicating
  • The student communicates information and ideas effectively by using a style that is consistently appropriate to the audience and purpose
  • The student structures their report in a way that is consistently appropriate to the specified format
  • The student consistently documents sources of information using MLA style in text citations


As an Intern, you have been appointed by the United Nations Development Fund to write a research paper outlining why your LEDC is an LEDC.

Using your data from Part One, determine 4 relevant areas of concern in your country’s over-all development. (i.e. Education in Myanmar, Health in Myanmar, Myanmar’s Economy, etc) and explain how factors in these areas (use your development indicators) are hindering/helping development in your country.

You should also do some basic background research beyond your data on your LEDC.

Your paper should have 6 sections:

  • Section 1: Begin your report with an introduction to your country. Provide important background information and interesting details (i.e. location, climate, resources, current conflicts, culture, etc). Provide a map

  • Sections 2-5: Use subheadings to separate each of your sections (4 relevant areas of concern). Explain how factors in these areas (use your development indicators) are hindering/helping development in your country.

  • Section 6: A conclusion that summarizes your findings and synthesizes your analysis. What area(s) demand the most action to improve your country’s development. Make at least one development recommendation and provide your rational for it.

This paper is like a report and therefore, it should include maps, photos, graphs, charts and diagrams where appropriate.

Referencing and a Works Cited section are a Must!

Word Limit: 1000-1200

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PART THREE
Assessment: Criterion C: Thinking Critically
  • The student completes a detailed analysis of concepts presented in Rostow’s Model of Development and discusses the strengths and limitations of this model relative to the given LEDC.
  • The student synthesizes information to make valid, well-supported conclusions/arguments .

Using Rostow’s Model of Development and your information from parts One and Two, draw and arrow/mark where your LEDC is at.

Write 500-600 words using at least 3 of your indicators of development to explain why you marked your LEDC at that stage and not the previous or later stages.


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