City Life & Country Life

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					Unit One

City Life & Country Life


  Mr. Doherty Builds His
       Dream Life
Objectives:
• identify differences between urban and
  rural life;
• define "urban" and "rural";
• list advantages and challenges of life
  in urban and rural communities
Warm-up Questions:
• Where do you come from?
• Give an account of the place you are
  from (list characteristics of your
  community )
• Would you like to go back to the place
  you are from after graduating from the
  university? Why or why not?
Identify differences between urban
and rural life:
 e.g.
• Cities have very high-density populations,
  and the culture there has changed over
  time to accommodate the large
  population.

• Rural areas are more sparsely populated,
 and the culture there reflects a more
 traditional way of living.
    Questions:
• Where do people in urban and rural communities
    get their food?
•   Do you think urban or rural people have more
    choices in markets, entertainment, and housing?
    Why?
•   Do you think urban or rural people have to work
    harder to get their food? Why?
•   What types of housing are available for urban
    and rural people? How expensive do you think
    each type of housing is?
•   What are some advantages and disadvantages of
    having many or few neighbors?
Questions:
• What types of recreation or forms of
    entertainment are available to urban and
    rural people?
•   What types of jobs are available to urban and
    rural people? Where do you think they are
    likely to be paid more? Why?
•   What types of services are available to urban
    and rural people?
•   Do you think an urban or rural setting is more
    beautiful? Why?
•   Do you think an urban or rural setting is
    healthier? Why?
Writing Task:


  Where I Choose to Live

 Students should support their choice with
 information in from the worksheet and the
 class discussion.
Extending the task:
             A Report
   Some students can investigate the national
inequities that are found in urban and rural
areas in our nation. The "floating" population
of China and the drain of youth from the
country to city in our country are issues of
particular national concern. Please describe
the problem, list consequences to individuals
and the nation, and offer possible solutions in
a short report.

				
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