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Social Studies
 
  Grade Level:   12  
  EALR:   2. ECONOMICS The student applies understanding of economic concepts and systems to analyze decision-making and the interactions between individuals, households, businesses, governments, and societies.  
  Component:   2.2 Understands how economic systems function.  
  Grade Level Expectation:   2.2.1 Analyzes and evaluates the advantages and disadvantages of different economic systems for countries and groups of people.  
 
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Examples
-Weighs the positive and negative consequences of China's transformation from a planned economy to a mixed economy.
-Evaluates the effects of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on the economies of the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
-Evaluates the effects of changing to money-based economies on African societies.
-Examines the role of economic systems in comparing the economic success of Uyghurs living in China with that of Uyghurs living in Turkey.
-Examines how global competition in agriculture has affected wages for farm workers.
-Examines how global demand for technology has affected wages for technologically-skilled engineers.
Suggested Unit
  • CWP—Globalization and the Economy