Geography / Year 10 / Geographical Knowledge and Understanding / Unit 2: Geographies of human wellbeing

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Curriculum content descriptions

Different ways of measuring and mapping human wellbeing and development, and how these can be applied to measure differences between places (ACHGK076)

Elaborations
  • examining and comparing different perceptions of human wellbeing (for example, by comparing student rankings of selected indicators)
  • identifying and evaluating different ways of measuring wellbeing (for example, per capita income or the UN Human Development Index), and applying them to investigate spatial variations in human wellbeing and comparing the results from different measures
  • examining the United Nations Millennium Development Goals and their relationship to human wellbeing
  • identifying trends in human wellbeing in countries over time
General capabilities
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Ethical understanding Ethical understanding
ScOT terms

Human settlements,  Wellbeing,  Social indicators

Interactive Resource

Gapminder world

This is an interactive resource featuring an animated scatter plot displaying the development of over 200 countries between 1800 and 2011 based on data for two variables, the default being income per person and life expectancy, with population size represented by the size of the plotted points (bubbles). The graph has a ...

Interactive Resource

Dollar street

This is an interactive resource about the different standards of living of people at different levels of wealth. It shows a street containing photo-panoramas from households at different income levels in Mozambique, South Africa and Uganda. The user can choose the level of income ranging from $1-2 per day to over $100 per ...

Teacher resource

A geographical focus on 'Choose your own statistics'

This teaching resource demonstrates ways in which real data can used to support geographical enquiry. It is based on the interactive learning resource Choose your own statistics, where data is presented in the form of infographics, graphical representations and data tables. It also includes supporting information on each ...

Dataset

Child wellbeing

This is a web resource consisting of a database providing data on child wellbeing in OECD countries, including Australia. The 21 indicators used to measure child wellbeing are grouped into six categories: material wellbeing, housing and environment, educational wellbeing, health and safety, risky behaviours and quality ...

Teacher resource

Life expectancy PowerPoint

This teacher resource is a PowerPoint presentation designed to address common student misunderstandings about life expectancy. It emphasises that life expectancy is an average, that most people live for much longer or shorter than their life expectancy and that, when life expectancy is low, it is mostly because of a very ...

Interactive Resource

Development and health

This is a web-based resource produced by BBC Scotland providing basic factual information and interactive exercises to explore the relationship between economic development and human health. The site is divided into two key topic headings, Development and Health. Subsections include human and physical factors, social and ...

Interactive Resource

Sustainability action process: Sustainable transport (Years 7–10)

This learning resource guides students through an extended school based or local investigation. Students will develop and implement a chosen sustainability action and then evaluate and reflect on their success and their learning. Students work sequentially through the five steps in the Sustainability action process. Each ...

Interactive Resource

How's life?

This is a rich, interactive resource about the well-being of people from countries which are members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). It is titled OECD Better life index and uses 11 topics in the areas of material living conditions and quality of life to measure wellbeing. The resource ...

Interactive Resource

Has the world become a better place?

This interactive resource is a Flash presentation with voice-over that considers whether conditions have improved in developing countries since 1962. The presentation uses an animated scatter plot showing fertility rate and child mortality for all countries from 1962 to 2003 and compares industrialised countries with developing ...

Teacher resource

Development and health - teacher resource

This teaching sequence provides activities for students that link to a range of online resources, particularly the BBC website Development and health. It assists teachers to use particular websites and online tools that underpin learning and lines of inquiry. Students develop an understanding of the different dimensions ...

Teacher resource

Measuring wellbeing

This is an online module consisting of teacher notes, three stimulus resources and student activities that explore the current indicators used to measure country wellbeing with a particular focus on Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness Indicator. The teacher notes provide additional online resources and pedagogical advice. ...

Teacher resource

Gapminder card game

This teacher resource consists of a guide for using a card game based on Gapminder world to encourage students to consider the inequalities between countries and to challenge their preconceived ideas about the world. The downloadable PDF contains printable country cards and the Gapminder world map graph - a scatter plot ...

Teacher resource

Working for a fairer world

This is a compilation of three teaching sequences about human rights and human well-being. It includes sections on human rights principles, values and access, issues faced by people that hinder access, the consequences of having and not having access, the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, the Universal Declaration ...

Teacher resource

Activity: a global crisis?

This is a web resource about the availability of fresh water in Australia and other countries that includes a student activity accompanied by a teacher guide providing background information and a lesson plan. A student worksheet provides activity instructions and a lotus diagram for the students to complete. The activity ...

Teacher resource

Teacher's guide: global development quiz

This is a teacher resource with a downloadable guide describing a number of quizzes based on Gapminder world for use with a computer and projector in a whole-class situation. Each quiz is based on an animated scatter plot and requires students to compare the development of countries between 1800 and 2011 based on data for ...

Dataset

Gender, institutions and development database, 2012 (GID-DB)

This is a web resource consisting of a database of comparative data on discriminatory social institutions related to gender inequality for 21 countries in 2012. The database includes the 14 variables of the 2012 Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI), and the overall rankings and scores for the SIGI and its sub-indices: ...

Teacher resource

MDG 4: reducing child mortality

This teacher resource is a step-through Flash presentation about the 4th Millennium Development Goal of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). This goal, known as MDG 4, is about reducing child mortality, with the target of reducing the under-five years old mortality rate by two-thirds between 1990 and 2015, which ...

Teacher resource

Teacher's guide: 200 years that changed the world

This is a teacher resource explaining how to use an animated scatter plot from Gapminder world in the context of a presentation to students about global development over the past 200 years. The resource consists of a step-by-step guide to making effective use of the scatter plot, which represents the development in wealth ...

Dataset

Data in Gapminder world

This resource is a dataset providing data for a number of indicators of development over time for more than 200 countries. The indicators fall into the following categories: population, health, economy, environment, work, infrastructure, energy and education, with over 500 sets of data in total. Each set of data can be ...

Dataset

Gross domestic product per capita: breakdown into components

This is a web resource consisting of a database providing data for gross domestic product (GDP) per capita for 39 countries including Australia in 2011, and a breakdown into its components including GDP per hour worked and hours worked per head of population. A comparison with US data shows differences in labour utilisation, ...