ERIC Number: ED348246
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Tackling Poverty in Rural Mexico: A Case Study of Economic Development. Toward a Better World Series, Learning Kit No. 4.
Baldwin, Harriet; Ross-Larson, Bruce, Ed.
This World Bank (Washington, D.C.) kit is a case study designed to teach secondary school social studies students about an integrated rural development project in Mexico, and how it is helping to raise the standard of living for six million Mexicans in 131 microregions throughout Mexico. The kit contains a pamphlet, a booklet, a sound filmstrip, and a teacher's guide. The pamphlet, "Economic Summary: Mexico," provides students with an introduction to the economic situation in Mexico, noting its rich endowment of natural resources, the relatively advanced state of its economy, and the need for helping the rural poor. The booklet, "Tackling Poverty in Rural Mexico," examines the Mexican economy by focusing on the living conditions of small farmers and their families. Students are introduced to farmers in a poor village and examine changes that take place when they build an irrigation system and learn to use new farming methods. The filmstrip, "Many Steps, One Goal," reviews the case study. The teaching guide contains: (1) objectives for learning; (2) eight lesson plans; (3) the filmstrip script; and (4) twelve reproducible student worksheets, including one test. Maps, drawings, and black and white photographs are included. (JB)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Case Studies, Curriculum Enrichment, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Economics Education, Foreign Countries, Instructional Materials, Learning Modules, Living Standards, Poverty, Poverty Areas, Poverty Programs, Rural Development, Rural Economics, Rural Farm Residents, Secondary Education, Social Studies
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development/The World Bank, 1818 H Street, NW, Washington, DC 20433 ($60.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: World Bank, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Irrigation Systems; Mexico; Mexico (Puebla)
Note: Sound filmstrip is not included but is available with kit from The World Bank.