Geography: Economic Systems


Students explore the different types of economic systems and industrial activities and the factors that influence them. They investigate Canada’s economic relationships from regional perspectives. They study processes of manufacturing and distribution, and compare aspects of economic development in different countries and communities.


Overall Expectations

By the end of Grade 8, students will:

  • describe the characteristics of different types of economic systems and the factors that influence them, including economic relationships and levels of industrial development;
  • use a variety of geographic representations, resources, tools, and technologies to gather, process, and communicate geographic information about regional, national, and international economic systems;
  • compare the economies of different communities, regions, or countries, including the influence of factors such as industries, access to resources, and access to markets.

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