002 - Economic Growth

Factual Question

What factors have led to the growth in India and China's economy?


Debatable Question

Does economic strength mean a country is a superpower?

Taken From: The Guardian



Activity One - Describe

  1. Using the graph below describe India and China's GDP growth rate in comparison with the rest of the world?
  2. Does the data surprise you? If not why? If yes, why?
Taken From: http://si.wsj.net/public/resources/images/BN-GK837_iworld_G_20150114031400.jpg



Activity Two - Headlines

Taken From: http://www.thehindu.com/multimedia/archive/02452/puja_2452987a.jpg
Taken From: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-11/30/XxjiweE005012_20151130_BNMFN0A001_11n.jpg

  • Find five newspaper headlines for both India and China which support the idea that they are economic power houses. 
  • Write the headlines on paper along with a short summary of each article. 
  • What do these articles tell you about the strength of the Chinese and Indian's economies?



Activity Three - Research and Present

While we have seen in the previous two activities the economies of India and China have grown what are they actually producing? Or what services are they providing to sustain this continued growth? What has been the impact of this growth in their native countries? The group are going to be divided into two find out the answers to the questions posed.

  • To start this process each team will research the two countries economies using news articles which will then be flipped into our International Relations flipboard magazine. 
  • The teams will then be further divided into three groups.
      • The first group will focus on what is produced? (Where, how, why)
      • The second group will focus on the impact of the growing economy. (SEEP positive and negative)
      • The third group will focus on the conditions that were needed in the country for the growth of the economy. (Politics, demography etc)
      • All the initial research needs to be collated using mindmeister. One for China and the other for India.
  • The findings will presented to the whole group using GoogleSlides. 

How will I be assessed?

How will I be assessed?

Criterion A: Knowing and Understanding

Achievement level

Level descriptor

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The student does not reach a standard described by any of the descriptors below.




1–2

i.   uses limited relevant terminology

ii.  demonstrates basic knowledge and understanding of content and concepts with minimal descriptions and/or examples.




3–4

i.   uses some terminology accurately and appropriately

ii.  demonstrates adequate knowledge and understanding of content and concepts through satisfactory descriptions, explanations and examples.




5–6

i.   uses a range of terminology accurately and appropriately

ii.  demonstrates substantial knowledge and understanding of content and concepts through accurate descriptions, explanations and examples.




7–8

i.   consistently uses a wide range of terminology effectively

ii.  demonstrates detailed knowledge and understanding of content and concepts through thorough, accurate descriptions, explanations and examples.




Criterion B: Investigating

Achievement level

Level descriptor

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The student does not reach a standard described by any of the descriptors below.




1–2

ii.  formulates a limited action plan to investigate a research question or does not follow a plan

iii. collects and records limited information, not always consistent with the research question





3–4

ii.  formulates and somewhat follows a partial action plan to investigate a research question

iii. uses a method(s) to collect and records mostly relevant information





5–6

ii.  formulates and follows a substantial action plan to investigate a research question

iii. uses methods to collect and record appropriate, relevant information



ii.  formulates and effectively follows a comprehensive action plan to investigate a research question

iii. uses research methods to collect and record appropriate, varied and relevant information





Criterion C: Communicating

Achievement level

Level descriptor

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0

The student does not reach a standard described by any of the descriptors below.




1–2

i.   communicates information and ideas in a limited way, using a style that is limited  in its appropriateness to the audience and purpose

ii.  structures information and ideas according to the specific format in a limited way

iii. documents sources of information in a limited way.




3–4

i.   communicates information and ideas satisfactorily by using a style that is somewhat appropriate to the audience and purpose

ii.  structures information and ideas in a way that is somewhat appropriate to the specified format

iii. sometimes documents sources of information using a recognized convention




5–6

i.   communicates information and ideas accurately by using a style that is mostly appropriate to the audience and purpose

ii.  structures information and ideas in a way that is mostly appropriate to the specified format

iii. often documents sources of information using a recognized convention




7–8

i.   communicates information and ideas effectively and accurately by using a style that is completely appropriate to the audience and purpose

ii.  structures information and ideas in a way that is completely appropriate to the specified format

iii. consistently documents sources of information using a recognized convention.