Summarizing and Highlighting

Today we read this information and picked some key bits of information which we then turned into our own writing.

Poverty and Healthy Issues-Cambodia

Cambodia is one of the world’s poorest and least developed countries. For many years Cambodia experienced civil war. Although it has had peace for the last ten years, there is still a lot of lawlessness and corruption. There is a big gap in the standard living between people in the cities and the people in the country. There are high rates of illiteracy, malnutrition and death. There are very few export industries to help break the poverty cycle.

One third of  Cambodia’s population lives below the poverty line. Nearly 80 per cent of the population survives on less than $2 per day. Cambodia also faces great health issues. It has one of the highest rates in the world of  children under the age of five dying. Two thirds of the population does not have access to clean water. One person out of every 250 suffers a disability after being injured by landmines, and many people still sufffer from physical and phsycological injuries from the war. There are still many landmines in Cambodia that are undetected and they continue to cause injuries when people step on them.

Here are our key points

  • Poorly developed
  • Illiteracy, malnutrition, death
  • 80%-les than $2 a day
  • Highest rate- under 5 dying
  • 1 in 250 suffer a disbility
  • Physical or physcological injuries

Cambodia is poorly developed and has a high rate of malnutrition and illiiteracy. More than 80% of it’s population live off less than $2 a day. It has one of the highest rates of children under the age of 5 dying. Every one in 250 suffer a disability from accidents caused by landmines. Many suffer from physical or physcological injuries from war.


5 Whys

Q . Why do we go to school?

A.  So we can learn  new things


Q.  Why do we need to learn new thing

A.  So you can be smart and get a good job


Q. Why do we need to be smart and get a good job

A.  So you can get the money  you need


Q. Why do you need to get the money you need

A. So you can get the food you need and by a house


Q. Why do you need to get the food you need and by a house

A. So you can live a happy life.