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Activity - Discussion on 'under development

Estimated Time

One period

Materials/ Resources needed

Reading materials (including web links mentioned here) as an input to discussions

Prerequisites/Instructions, if any

  1. Allow students to bring up ideas for why India is seen as being 'under developed', and build on them.
  2. Encourage debate in the Indian context of different facets of 'development' - economic/material, non material etc.
  3. Bhutan has a concept of 'happiness index' - is this relevant or useful to measure development?
  4. Encourage all students to participate

Multimedia resources

Website interactives/ links/ simulations/ Geogebra Applets

Useful web resource discussing various factors that cause country to be under developed. This can be an input for the discussions

National Happiness index that Bhutan uses

Process (How to do the activity)

Open ended discussion, with teacher probing and adding ideas and questions.

Developmental Questions (What discussion questions)

Evaluation (Questions for assessment of the child)

Question Corner

There are several factors which cause a country to be under developed. Which of these apply to India? Can you rank these factors in their order of importance? India is a land of 'spiritualism' and many religions have also been born here. Is there any relationship between this and the low level of economic development?

Activity Keywords

To link back to the concept page Development