Current Event Homework (cause effect
activity), immigrant interview, pen/cil
Current Events with Carl– EESP
you have enrolled in
AP Human Geography if given
the opportunity as a
TEXT to: 22333
2. immigration essay- (test grade)
3. economic systems notes
Major TEST is Friday Oct 31.
Interview and essay: TEST GRADE
2. current event homework (causeeffect
from page R9 in text)
3. Ch 4 Vocabulary
If you have completed all of these, you have
How does geography influence how
people make a living?
2. What are the 4 types of economic
3. Mining, logging, fishing and farming
are examples of what level of
4. What is one argument in support of
5. What is one argument against free
Activities: What people “do” for a
out the level for the following
new items from Raw Materials
Who makes the decisions within each
your notes page, list 2 things you already
know or want to know about the four
society has limited resources.
This means no society has enough goods and
services to meet the needs of everyone.
Because of this, each society must answer
three economic questions.
should be produced?
should it be produced?
should get it?
way in which society answers the
economic questions is known as its
Decisions – custom and tradition
determine what should be produced, how it
should be produced and for whom.
Production – based on custom and timehonored methods. New ideas are discouraged.
Very little change or growth.
Private Property – no private property. Things
are owned by the family or village.
Trade – goods and services are produced to
meet the needs of the members of the family
or tribe only. Very little trade with outsiders.
found in rural, isolated areas
Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert of South
Berber tribesmen of Algeria
Villages in South Asia
Private Property – people have a right to own
private property and use this property as they
see fit with limited interference from the
Free Enterprise – people are free to take part in
any business, buy any product or sell any legal
product. Businesses can lower prices, provide
better quality, advertise, etc. to attract
Profit Motive – the ability to make profits is what
drives people to risk their money to start a new
Supply & Demand – determines prices. When
demand is high, the price goes up. If the supply
is high but demand is low, the price goes down.
found in countries with commercial
agriculture and commercial industries.
of Government – all major decisions on
production, distribution and use of resources
are made by the government.
Private Property – no private ownership. The
nation or government owns all land,
factories, farms and major resources.
Cooperation – all workers labor together and
Major Goal – to achieve a “classless” society
– equality among all workers.
one time there were MANY communist
countries, but they were unable to keep up
with the goods created by free enterprise
China – taking steps toward free enterprise.
Role of Government – government uses its power
to bring an end to poverty by taking control of
the major resources of the nation and providing
Economic Decisions – many decisions about
production, distribution and the use of resources
are made by the government. Other decisions
are made privately.
Private Property – major industries are owned by
the government. Other property is owned
Major Goal – seeks a fairer distribution of income
among society. People’s basic needs are met for
free or at a very low cost. (healthcare,
transportation, housing, education)
World War II, most countries in Western
Europe became Socialist, but many moved
toward privatization in the 1980’s and
the real world, no economy TOTALLY
follows one economic system.
Most countries have economies that blend
features of each.
Countries can be classified on a spectrum
ranging from free enterprise to communist
based on how much control the government
your notes page, use what you’ve learned
to fill in the “who makes the decisions”
You may work with a partner.
Then draw a picture representation of each
type of economic system.
Next class period we will look at specific
countries and place them on a economic
will be placed in groups of 4.
Assign the following duties:
Time Keeper – keeps time and keeps group on
Librarian – reads information
Secretary – gather materials and keeps notes
Illustrator – draws spectrum and records
ALL GROUP MEMBERS – PARTICIPATE IN
1 sheet of notebook paper
1 or 2 markers
Read each country’s economic information
Determine what type of economic system each
country has and take notes over characteristics
of each country
Draw an “Economic System Spectrum” on
butcher/construction paper. (see example)
Review notes from each country and decide
where each country should be placed on the
Be ready to support your group’s decisions