Economic Development and Democracy

How does economic development affect democracy?  This activity has students create visual diagrams for articles on the relationship between economic development and democracy and then pair up to teach the article to the rest of the class.  Students are assigned to read 4 articles for class.  In class, they are given slips of paper that prompt them to focus on a particular aspect of one of the articles, create a diagram that articulates the article's argument, and decide whether the article makes causal claims.  Multiple students are assigned to do this for the same article.  After spending 10 minutes creating the diagram, students find their partner and work together to synchronize their concept maps.  Each pair teaches the article to the class.  For the different concept map slips, see the document below.

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