6th Grade Social Studies
Canada Economics'
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Content Map: Canada Content Map (all domains)
CRCT Weight: 25% (Economics of each unit)
CRCT Domain: Economics
Unit Standards:
  • SS6E1 The student will analyze different economic systems.

    •  c. Compare and contrast the basic types of economic systems found in Canada, Cuba, and Brazil.

  • SS6E2 The student will give examples of how voluntary trade benefits buyers and sellers in Latin America and the Caribbean and Canada.

    • a. Explain how specialization encourages trade between countries.

    • b. Compare and contrast different types of trade barriers such as tariffs, quotas, and embargos.

    • c. Explain the functions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

    • d. Explain why international trade requires a system for exchanging currencies between nations.

  • SS6E3 The student will describe factors that influence economic growth and examine their presence or absence in Latin America.

    • a. Explain the relationship between investment in human capital (education and training and gross domestic product (GDP).

    • b. Explain the relationship between investment in capital (factories, machinery, and technology) and gross domestic product (GDP).

    • c. Describe the role of natural resources in a country's economy.

    • d. Describe the role of entrepreneurship.

Teacher Notes: Teacher Notes for Canada's Economy (this document is simply the pages of the Teacher Notes for Canada that apply to Economics)

Elementary Standards: Elementary Standards for Economics

Content Descriptors: Economics Content Descriptors (this document contains only the content descriptors for economics; however, it contains economic descriptors for all units)
Unit Length: Estimated @ 5 days
State Frameworks:

Content from State Frameworks/Teacher Notes:

Resources by Essential Question (click on an essential question):
EQ 8: What is the economic system of Canada? (SS6E1c; SS6E2d)                 Back To Top
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EQ 9: How do economic factors influence Canada?                                   Back To Top
a. specialization (E2a)
b. trade barriers (E2b)
c. physical/human capital, natural resources, and GDP (E3a-d)
d. literacy rate (G4c)                                                           
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EQ 10:  How does NAFTA play a role in trade in Canada? (include pros and cons) (SS6E2c)             
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All Performance Task(s)  

Web Resources

Click here to refer to General Teaching and Social Studies Web Resources that includes additional links.

Answers.com CIA - The World Factbook
Countries of the World Country Studies
Comparative Economic Systems - Econ EdLInk Economic Education Web
Educator's Reference Desk Economics Wisconsin
Federal Reserve Education Federal Reserve Teacher Resources
Federal Reserve DVD/Video Lending Library Foundation for Teaching Economics
GDP Interactive Diagram  
Info Please Lesson Plans & Teaching Strategies
Maryland Council on Economic Education The Mint
McRel Lesson Plan Library - Economics Nation Master - European Countries
by GDP per capita
Oanda Currency Converter PBS Teachers - Middle School Economics
PBS - Don't Buy It! Sites for Teachers
State Department's Background Notes Teachers.net Middle school lesson plans
Teachers.net Social Studies Lesson Plans Tonya Skinner's Economics Lesson Plans/Activities
Trade Barriers - EcEdWeb  
Textbook Resources  

Date last edited: 02/09/2012

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