This easy-to-use map was designed with teachers and their students in mind. It shows the health, wealth, and education indicators for all of the countries of the world, based on the United Nations Human Development Index. It also provides information on the Millennium Development Goals.
The online version of the map includes extra interactive features and links to a series of 26 bilingual lesson plans to help teachers make use of the map in the classroom.
These lesson plans were designed to be easily incorporated into provincial and territorial programs for teachers who want to help their students understand the concepts of international development, social and global responsibility, as well as to stimulate their critical-thinking capacities. Topics such as international development and poverty, the spread of HIV/AIDS, and the environment are explored.
The lesson plans are aimed at students in Grades 6-12 (or Grade 6 to Secondary V in Quebec) and include special activities and documents to be used by students and teachers. They were developed by teachers for teachers with the help of the Canadian Council for Geographic Education.
This interactive map was created as part of an innovative partnership between Canadian Geographic and the Canadian International Development Agency.