This week we will begin our introduction to Unit 4: The Human Condition. We will start with taking a look population and how population factors into and affects the human condition (and vice versa). In this unit, you will be looking at many issues related to the human condition: population (population density, population growth and decline, carrying capacity, birth and death rates), standards of living and quality of life, levels of development, poverty, economic disparity, equality, gender issues, and human rights.
For the summative, you will be conducting your first full authentic investigation by investigating economic disparity (the divide between rich and poor) in South Korea. You will be assessed on Criterions B, C, and D during this unit. This unit is approx. 1 month long. We will finish this unit in mid-May, with this year's final unit on Global Issues. This unit will prepare you for investigating and understanding global issues and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Resources for this week will be provided later. For Monday's class, you will need your laptop, a dry erase board and the vocabulary handout provided.