Social Studies - 2019-20

WG.4 b - Resources Influence on Economic Activity and Land Use

The student will apply social science skills to evaluate the significance of natural, human, and capital resources by 

b) showing the influence of resources on patterns of economic activity and land use; 


(moved from WG.7a)

Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

Theme: Interdependence + Human Environment Interaction

How does the availability of resources affect human behavior?

What factors influence how land is used?

How has the value of resources changed over time?


UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

The location of resources influences economic activity and patterns of land use. 

ESSENTIALS

Patterns of land use 

  • Economic activities that require extensive areas of land (e.g., commercial agriculture) vs. those that require limited areas (e.g., subsistence farming) 
  • Land uses that are compatible with each other (e.g., open spaces and residential) vs. land uses that are not compatible (e.g., landfills and residential)

KEY VOCABULARY

Updated: Jun 13, 2018