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Development Lesson Plan

In this lesson students will learn the fundamental concepts of economic development. Students will learn about the role of globalization in developing societies, different theories of why some countries are more developed than others and will be able to identify the key institutions and players in the field of international development. Students will research, write, present and evaluate grant proposals to fund a development project that encompasses a specific strategy of development (Poverty Reduction, Trade-Not-Aid, Good Governance, or Sustainable Development).

Lesson Plan: Sustainable Development and Africa’s Wildlife Reserves
This lesson plan is hosted on National Geographic’s Xpeditions website. It was developed by National Geographic staff and by Rebecca Weiner, Project Associate of the project. This lesson plan will help students understand the role of sustainable development as a form of economic development. Using wildlife reserves in Africa as a case study, students will learn about the key challenges in creating and sustaining the reserves, including how globalization affects the process.

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