Geographies of Human Wellbeing explores the nature of wellbeing using indicators and online data analysed using a variety of ICT and mapping techniques. It is aligned to the Australian Curriculum: Geography – Year 10, Unit 2: Geographies of human wellbeing.
Sections in the resource cover the following:
1. What is human wellbeing?
Looks at definitions of human wellbeing and the different ways it can be measured.
2. The wellbeing of women and girls
Focusses on gender inequality, Millennium Development Goals. Skill development focuses on using Gapminder and reading and interpreting scatter graphs. Case study: educating rural women and girls in China
3. Population and poverty
Uses India as a case study. Skill development reading and constructing population pyramids and drawing choropleth maps.
4. Disease – HIV AIDS
Includes reading, interpreting statistics and creating graphs from the data. Global maps to show how HIV AIDS distribution has changed over time. It also includes an extensive GIS activity based on HIV AIDS data.
5. Human wellbing student inquiry
Using the inquiry process and the skill development from the previous sections, this section shows students how to undertake their own inquiry about another aspect of human wellbeing.
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