Module 3 • Natural Resources: Case Study
Teacher Notes 3-7.3a
12. In the United States, the standard of living has increased from 1980 until today, at which time we
are at the highest possible score in the index. Now compare this development with Chukotka.
13. From the pull down menu in the upper left corner of window select Full Extent—Update Map.
14. Zoom in on Chukotka.
15. Map reloads with Chukotka showing HDI for 1980. Why is there no data? (in 1980 Chukotka was
part of the Soviet Union and no data was made available.) Briefly discuss why.
16. Select year 1990—Update map.
Why is there now data? (Perestroika and opening to the West)
Determine the HDI for Chukotka in 1990.
How does it compare to your state? Is this surprising? Why, or why not?