The following classwork assessment is based on Activity 3 on pg 32 of the Grade 9 Platinum Social Sciences Textbook. Use the information provided in your textbook together with the slides presented in class to answer the questions. The activity is also suplemented with additional questions and information.
What is the Human Development Index (HDI)?
Name the indicators that make up the Human Development Index (HDI)
You have been provided with a world map indicating thr HDI of different countries. Identify and label one country in each of the following HDI categories: Very High, High, Medium, Low.
You may use your Oxford Thematic Atlas to assist you in naming the countries.
Do you think that HDI is a helpful indicator of development? Provide a reason for your answer.
Suggest another indicator that could be included to improve HDI. Explain how the addition of this indicator would improve what HDI shows us about development.
Define the term Sustainable Development
Define the term Alternative Development
Examine the population pyramids provided for the USA and Nigeria for 2017. In each case, describe the level of development it shows in terms of: birth rate, death rate, population growth rate.
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