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Published on January 3, 2011

Author: tudorgeog

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What are the problems of rapidurbanisation in poorer parts of the world?

SyllabusKey idea:Rapid urbanisation in a poorer part of the world requires the management of the environmental problems caused.Specification content:Effects of rapid urbanisation and industrialisationDifficulties of disposal of waste, much of which is toxic.Effects and management of air and water pollution.

ReferencesAQA A pg 210 – 212CGP pg 91

5W’sWho? What? Why? Where? When?

Lesson Objectives• All will understand what life happened in December 1984.• Most will understand that TNCs are not always good news for LEDCs.• Some will understand why this disaster could not have happened in a country like the UK.

Card sort activity:• How did you sort the cards? Causes/ consequenceshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4QPPELiDjY (6.01)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXCXNIH2pZw&feature=related (6.01)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dkt6rUypnE4&feature=related (6.01)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaklNxU3MOE&feature=related (5.39)http://www.bhopal.org/

Tasks…• What are TNC’S?• What happened in December 1984? Write a summary paragraph about the world’s worst industrial accident at Bhopal.• Why is a similar accident unlikely to occur in the UK?

Paragraph should include…• 3rd Dec 1984• Bhopal, India• Poisonous gas escaped from Union Carbide chemical plant• 3,000 killed• Pesticide production for agriculture to meet growing demand for food supply• Unofficial estimates put the number between 8,000 and 10,000• Around 50,000 suffered permanent disabilities

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