001 - Resources and Theories


Debatable Question

Does every country 'need' the same resources? Discuss

Key Terminology

  • Resource
  • Renewable
  • Non-renewable
  • Replenishable
  • Recycling
Define the words above using the following links:

Activity One - Opinion
  1. Write down ten resources that you can not live without.
  2. Group the resources using the terminology above.
  3. Within three paragraphs write down the resources which we ´need´.
  4. Within three paragraphs discuss how the resources we 'need' may differ between a LEDC and a MEDC.

Activity Two - Skill

  • Describe the global change in use of resources. Don't forget to include figures to illustrate your answers.

Taken from: www.igbp.net


Factual Question

What is Malthusian and neo-Malthusian thought?
What is Boserup's theory on resources?

Debatable Question

Can economic theories relating to resources still apply today?

Key Terminology

  • Optimum Population
  • Malthus
  • Neo-Malthusian
  • Boserup
Define the term optimum population using the link below. You will define the others throughout the activities.

Activity One - Describe

Malthusian Theory

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Boserup's Theory

Taken From: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/archive/7/74/20070927012943!Graph_boserup.JPG

Activity Two - Comprehension

Using the information above and below, answer the following questions:
  1. Write a description of Malthusian and Boserup´s theories. A diagram may help.
  2. What are the limitations of both theories?
  3. What are the strengths of both theories?