Social Studies - 2019-20

WG.13 c - Economic Characteristics of Australia and Pacific Islands

The student will analyze the characteristics of the Australian and Pacific Islands regions by 

c) explaining important economic characteristics; 

Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

The physical environment of the region influences the distribution of economic activities.

ESSENTIALS

Economic characteristics 

  • Air and water travel bring goods and services to remote areas 
  • Arid areas of Australia well suited to cattle and sheep ranching 
  • Consequences of introducing nonnative plants and animals 
  • Ranching, mining (primary activities) 
  • Communication and financial services (tertiary and quaternary activities) 
  • Tourism and traditional economies in the Pacific Islands

KEY VOCABULARY

Updated: Jun 13, 2018