NATIONS — There are more ___________________ today than ever before in human
lift their nations to prosperity — or tear them to shreds — will depend, the
U.N. warns in a new report, on what 3 key factors?
released Tuesday by the U.N. Population Fund, estimates how many people
worldwide are 10-24 years old?
the majority concentrated?
5.How many adolescents are
in India alone?
also among several countries where the shape of the population is changing
profoundly. What’s changing?
countries face the largest share of young people.Why?
enrollment has gone up in recent decades worldwide, the report said quality
remains so poor in so many schools that about 130 million children stay in
school for four years but never achieve what?
States is cashing in on another sort of demographic dividend.How?
state has had an _____ percent rise in foreign students, the report said.
Class Discussion Questions and Essay Prompts:
That shift, the report asserts, is “opening a window for a demographic
dividend,” but not without significant investments in preparing its young people
to join the workforce.
·How is America preparing its youth for the workforce?How well have you been prepared? Give three ideas to better improve
transitioning young adults to the workplace?
In the 33 poorest countries, for instance, most of them in sub-Saharan
Africa, nearly a third of the population is between 10 and 24. In the world’s
richest countries, the share is 17 percent.
China and the United States each have about a fifth of their populations
in that age bracket. Russia’s share is 16 percent.
·Look at these statistics of the staggering difference in the youth
population in these different countries. Why is there such a disparity?
What cultural and socioeconomic factors
contribute to it?
“The future of
young adults, world-wide, hinge on education, health care
Do you agree with this statement?
Why or why not?
What other factors are a part of being successful in the world after
What values did your parents and family instill within you?
What ethics will you pass on to your children?
Newspaper-related CBA activity:U.S.
How the United States government interacts with the world affects people across
the globe.Analyze and evaluate the
causes and effects of US foreign policy on people in the United States and
across the world.
Using The Seattle Times e-edition, find an article from this week that deals
with world politics or foreign policy.
What are the main points of view from someone living in that particular country?How is that “view” similar and different than your own opinion, regarding
the specific issue the article is discussing?
·Why is it important to
study and learn about foreign policy?How does it help you understand the world we live in, using current
issues and events?
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