Students will focus on levels of development in Africa and investigate why many parts of Africa are underdeveloped. Students will examine how physical geography impacts development, the effects of European colonization on African development, and contemporary issues (famine, conflicts, diseases, and political instability/corruption) that hinder development.
Students will then use this information to compare levels of development in African countries, explain why the developmental levels vary, and develop strategies to encourage development in struggling countries.
Stafford, Robert, "Why is Africa Underdeveloped? [9th grade]" (2010). Understanding by Design: Complete Collection. 145.