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Social Studies
 
  Grade Level:   4  
  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:   2.4 Understands the economic issues and problems that all societies face.  
  Grade Level Expectation:   2.4.1 Understands how geography, natural resources, climate, and available labor contribute to the sustainability of the economy of regions in Washington State.  
 
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Examples
-Explains that available labor resources determine economic opportunities for the agricultural industry.
-Draws conclusions about how the economy in each region of Washington State could change as a result of the depletion of natural resources specific to the regions.
-Explains how climate influences the production of goods and has an impact on the sustainability of the economy for the agricultural industry of Washington State.
-Explains how dams impact the economic well-being of regions in Washington State.
Suggested Unit
  • WA—Living in Washington: Its Geography, Resources, and the Economy