South Asia: Government and Economy


World Cultures South and Southeast Asia South Asia: Government and Economy
Students create economic passports for three countries in South Asia—India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh—and consider the implications of some of their findings. Next, they create a map that compares economic aspects of the region with the United States, drawing conclusions about what they find. Finally, students explore the topic of child labor as a part of the economic system of South Asia and consider what they and others can do to help stop it.

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Overview:

In this experience, students create economic passports for three countries in South Asia—India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh—and consider the implications of some of their findings. Next, they create a map that compares economic aspects of the region with the United States, drawing conclusions about what they find. Finally, students explore the topic of child labor as a part of the economic system of South Asia and consider what they and others can do to help stop it.

Students collaborate in small groups for scenes 2 and 3.

Objectives:

  • Describe aspects of the economies of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.
  • Compare and contrast South Asian economies with the United States economy.
  • Describe the child labor problem in South Asia.


You may not realize it, but the things you purchase in your hometown are often created far away. For example, the T-shirt you are wearing may have been made in South Asia. To be an educated citizen of the world, it’s important for you to know what economies are like in places far from you. That’s what you’ll explore in this experience!

Objectives:

  • Describe aspects of the economies of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.
  • Compare and contrast South Asian economies with the United States economy.
  • Describe the child labor problem in South Asia.




Describe what you see in this photo.

Post your answer

Lead students in a discussion of what they see in the photo. They will notice that it is a child who is working; he is very young; he is working on a machine; and so on. Ask students why they think he is working and what they think it might be like to work at his age.


Divide students into their small groups and assign each group one of three countries: India, Pakistan, or Bangladesh. Assign a reporter to upload the result for each group, or tell the students to choose their own reporter.

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