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Civics and Government



  • 4 Students examine the influence of physical and cultural factors upon the economic systems of countries in Europe and the Americas.

    • 6.4.1 Give examples of how trade related to key developments in the history of Europe and the Americas.

    • 6.4.2 Analyze how countries of Europe and the Americas have been influenced by trade in different historical periods.

    • 6.4.3 Explain why international trade requires a system for exchanging currency between various countries.

    • 6.4.4 Describe how different economic systems (traditional, command, market and mixed) in Europe and the Americas answer the basic economic questions on what to produce, how to produce and for whom to produce.

    • 6.4.5 Compare the standard of living of various countries of Europe and the Americas today using Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita as an indicator.

    • 6.4.6 Analyze current economic issues in the countries of Europe or the Americas using a variety of information resources.

    • 6.4.7 Identify economic connections between the local community and the countries of Europe or the Americas and identify job skills needed to be successful in the workplace.

    • 6.4.8 Define how European and American countries utilize a welfare state system, and then identify ways that societies engage with helpful and harmful externalities in Europe and the Americas.

    • 6.4.9 Explain how saving and investing help increase productivity and economic growth and compare and contrast individual saving and investing options.