002 - Global Patterns of Global Development

Geographic Knowledge and Understanding

Global patterns and classification of economic development:

• low-income countries

• middle-income countries and emerging economies

• high-income countries


The classification of countries can create power plays between places.


Key Terminology

Define the words above using the 'Useful Links' below:

Useful Links

Activity One - Describe

One of the key geographical skills is the ability to describe a map effectively. 

 Useful Resources

Denzil 2016 - Brandt Line

Map of the World

Blank World Map

To Annotate

Activity Two - Explain

Before we begin to look at why some countries are wealthier than others we need to define a couple more terms. 

Useful Resources

Rich versus Poor Nations


Exam Style Question

Describe one strength and one weakness of using GNI to compare countries. [2 + 2 marks]