Standard 8. Trade and Commerce

Students examine the physical and human geographic factors that encourage or impede economic interdependence between and/or among countries and the local, regional and global consequences of those exchanges.

8.1 Use maps to show the location and distribution of Earth’s resources and analyze how this distribution affects trade between and among countries and regions.

8.2 Prepare graphic representations, such as maps, tables and timelines, to describe the global movement of goods and services between and among countries and world regions over time. Analyze and assess the patterns and networks of economic interdependence or lack of interdependence that result
Examples: Latin American and Africa: describe near-subsistence agriculture (1800–present), United
States: relate resources to the interstate highway system (present), Russia: discuss the importance of the BAM (Baikal-Amur Mainline Railway) project and the Trans-Siberian railroad system in making more resources accessible to world trade (present), Europe and China: compare and contrast the movement of goods and services (present)

8.3 Analyze the impact of changing global patterns of trade and commerce on the state and local community and predict the impact of these patterns in the future.