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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:   2.2 Understands how economic systems function.  
  Grade Level Expectation:   2.2.1 Understands the basic elements of Washington State's economic system, including agriculture, businesses, industry, natural resources, and labor.  
 
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Examples
-Explains components of Washington State's timber industry, including the trees, workers, production mills, and consumers of wood products.
-Explains components of Washington State's agricultural industry, including the natural resources of land and water, the farmers and laborers, the distributors, and the consumers of agricultural products.
-Compares how the geography, available natural resources, climate, and the available labor force affect the economic opportunities available in rural and urban Washington State.
-Examines how technology and transportation industries impact the economy of Western Washington.
-Examines how irrigating the semi-desert climate of Eastern Washington has impacted the economies of Indian tribes and other residents in Washington State.
Suggested Unit
  • WA—Living in Washington: Its Geography, Resources, and the Economy