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Downloadable copy of Course Description 7 Social Studies Course Overview 2012-2013 – Cairns.doc
Presentation from LISA Conference 20 Jan 2012 Around the World in 80 Lessons.ppt
What’s this course about?
Most of the other 6 billion + people on this planet live in very different circumstances to ours. The planet we live on is slowly deteriorating under the pressure. We will look at some of the issues that affect various parts of the world and some issues that affect the entire planet – truly GLOBAL ISSUES!
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(Statistics taken from J.F Rischaud’s “High Noon – 20 Global Problems and 20 years to solve them”)
As you can see we have a bit of a problem- and we need to do something about it!
This course will look at several regions of the world and examine some of the issues that affect people living in them.
Southern Africa: Aids and Health
China: Population Control, The Pace of Change
South Asia: Coping with Disasters
South America: Protecting the Environment