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

Criterion B: Investigating

Criterion C: Communicating