Monday, September 26, 2011

International Comparison Lesson


Compare the United States with the following countries:

Afghanistan
Brazil
China
India
Iraq
France
Germany
Japan
Libya
Norway
Pakistan
Sweden
Vietnam

In which country would you die 33.59 years sooner than you would if you lived in the United States?

In which country would you live 2.73 years longer than if you lived in the United States?

In which country would you make 85.78% less money  than if you lived in the United States?

Where would you have an 8 times greater chance of dying in infancy than if you lived in the United States?

Where would you be 83.33% less likely to have HIV/AIDS?

Now visit this website:

What is the average daily caloric intake in the United States?
What is the average daily caloric intake in China?
What is the average daily caloric intake in India?
What is the average daily caloric intake in Ethiopia?
What is the average daily caloric intake in Bolivia?

Now look at the map showing life expectancy:

What is the average life expectancy in the United States?
Canada?
China?
Mexico?
Japan? 
Nigeria?
Sweden?

Now scroll this slideshow:
What do you notice about the foods people are consuming in developed vs. developing countries?

Who is eating the least? Why?

Now visit this link:
Look at the photographs of various families around the world and their possessions. What does each slide reveal about each family's culture?

Visit "Where Children Sleep":
What can you learn about a child from his or her bedroom? What can you learn about that child's family?

Examine this study by Save the Children on the state of the world's mothers
Where is the best place to be a mother?
Where is the worst place?
Where does the United States rank?
Briefly explain why countries ranked where they did (why did some countries rank higher or lower than others)?
Links to help you answer the questions:




Finally, complete the "How Big" lesson.


Visit this website:

Type in your zip code to see how big the Pacific Garbage Patch is in comparison to the United States.

What can be done about this problem?  Don't know the answer?
Visit this site for more information:
http://www.greatgarbagepatch.org/

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