A CHANGING WORLD • • Method 1 - Commenting on a text & a cartoon

Stage 1 - Introduction: presenting the documents
Similarities: Both documents deal with sustainable development in the world, so on a world/global scale. .
Differences: The 1st document is an article about achieving sustainable development by Olga Adhikari and published in International Nature Friends on the 15th August 2015. The 2nd document is a cartoon about unsustainable development by Zapiro and published in the Los Angeles Times on the 28th August 2012.
Announce structure: In a 1st part I’ll focus on SD as an ideal & in a 2nd part I’ll analyse the reasons why SD is difficult to achieve.

Stage 2 - Analysing the documents

DESCRIBING - What you see (docs)
INTERPRETING - What you know (notions)
1. Sustainable development, an ideal (article§1)

Article P1 SD an ideal but important for the future so we need to solve problems like less natural resources and more migrations

- Sustainable dvpt (give the definition),
- pressure on resources (def),
- migration (def).

2. Why so difficult to achieve (article§2 & cartoon)

Article P2 What prevents SD: SD is difficult to achieve because we live in a world of violence and inequality.
Cartoon describes inequality: character worried, surprised because he has (top) a big, muscled, and strong body (North) but (bottom) legs so thin that they are shaking (South)

- Developed (def) countries,
+ developing (def) countries
=> unsustainable dvpt (def)
Note: the cartoonist forgot emerging countries (def)

Stage 3 - Concluding
Assess docs (reliable/biased justified): To conclude, these documents are reliable as we have their full references, and both are biased as we can see the authors’ opinion (both pessimistic).
Sum-up ideas These docs show that SD isn’t possible yet because of the way we act and the world we live in.
+ Open
We may wonder if SD can be achieved on a local scale, a city for example.