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CH 09 Activity: South American Socioeconomic Indicators

Want to show what you know? Use the Internet and the Web sites below to complete this activity and demonstrate what you have learned.

SOUTH AMERICAN SOCIOECONOMIC INDICATORS

Use the Internet, including the Web sites below, to find and analyze data for the following South American countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Venezuela. Look for data on GDP per capita, unemployment, life expectancy for men and women, and literacy. This will give you an idea of each country's economy and standard of living.

After you've analyzed and discussed the data, use a word processing program to write a few paragraphs describing how the countries compare to one another. Share your ideas on the reasons for the differences and similarities.

InfoNation http://www.un.org/ Pubs/ CyberSchoolBus/ infonation/ e_infonation.htm
Students can use this site to compare statistical data for countries they select.

World Cultures and Geography Classzone http://www.classzone.com
Choose the World Cultures and Geography Classzone at this Web site to access Data File, a tool for comparing data on selected countries.

World Factbook https://www.cia.gov/ library/ publications/ the-world-factbook/ index.html
Examine information about different countries published by the Central Intelligence Agency.