Get a Life: The Haves and the Have-Nots

GeoSTEM
Lesson Plan Content
Description: 
In this lesson students will gain a better understanding of the differences between developing and developed nations by studying graphs of the disability-adjusted life year, or DALY, as published in the World Health Organization report on life expectancy. Students will also formulate interventions, which could increase longevity for people in both developed and developing countries.
Author: 
Cheryl Wiens
Grade Range: 
5-7
Duration: 
2-3 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Standards
Arizona Geography Concepts: 
1: The World in Spatial Terms
4: Human Systems
6: Geographic Applications
National Geography Standards: 
9: The characteristics, distribution and migration of human populations
18: How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future