DAY 1: In your Social Studies classroom, practice gathering information about a developed country (like the United States) and also use this information to compare with possible country choices.
Information gathered could be in relation to:
- GDP Per Capita
- Literacy Rate/Education
- Life Expectancy
- Unemployment Rate
- Natural Resources/Land Use/Water Availability
- Government Type/Voting
- Other: Student Choice
After completing the information gathering on the developed country, examine a few countries of your choosing to compare the data gathered in class with the country of your choice before submitting your final decisions as to which LDC you want to research.
DAY 2: With your librarian, begin exploring various resources for researching you LDC. Head to the library or bring resources to the classroom. Use the resources in Steps 2 & 3 to begin your exploration. Then fill out the note-taking sheet (Step 4).
DAY 3: Continue your research and note-taking in your classroom or the library. Also, at the beginning of the class, be sure to create citations for all resources that you use. Citations show your teacher where you found your information!
DAY 4: In your social studies classroom or the library, begin working on your final project (see Step 5). You will start by filling out the Decision Information Sheet. Consider this document an extended outline - it does not need to be written in complete sentences, but it should be in your own words.
This is your opportunity to defend your position on whether the person should stay in or leave the country. Convince your audience that your decision is the correct on through both a visual and a written product.
DAY 5: In your social studies classroom, complete the self-evaluation for all steps in the Big6+ process.