Social Studies - 2019-20

WG.11c - Economic Characteristics of South and Southeast Asia

The student will analyze the characteristics of the South Asian and Southeast Asian regions by 

c) explaining important economic characteristics; 

Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

The economies of South and Southeast Asia have seen rapid integration into the global economy, which has led to many benefits and challenges.

ESSENTIALS

Economic characteristics 

  • Varied economies in the region, ranging from subsistence and commercial agriculture to high-tech industrial manufacturing and service industries 
  • Increased participation in global markets 
  • Environmental degradation 
  • Deforestation 
  • Fishing 
  • ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) 
  • Rice, tropical crops, cotton, tea
  • Green revolution

KEY VOCABULARY

Updated: Jun 13, 2018