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East Asia study, grade 6
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island nation that produces many electronics used in U.S.
Trade-offs; the benefit you could have received by taking a different action
Group of islands, Japan, Phillippines, and Indonesia
A variety of living things: Rainforests and coral reefs each have a high level of biodiversity
Revoval of trees and forests; cutting trees for farmland & firewood = 2 common causes
An area that is a priority for conservation (biodiversity)
- Rainforests and reefs in Asia are biodiversity hotspots
The amount of energy released during an earthquake (Richter scale)
A person who moves from place to place
A flooded rice field (south of Yangtze, warm & wet)
Slash and Burn agriculture
cutting down and burning trees to clear land for farming, swidden (also see deforestation)
Practices that improve quality of life for people without overusing Earth's resources or harming the environment.
The progressive destruction or degradation of existing vegetative cover to form desert. This can occur due to overgrazing, deforestation, drought, and the burning of extensive areas.
A form of government in which the government owns all property & makes most economic and political decisions.
People migrating to the cities to find jobs. (mjr. concern in China...population is so large)
Free Enterprise System
An economic system in which people can privately own businesses and property.
An economy in which companies manufacture and sell products all over the world.
Technology that allows people to manage information.
A group of cities that have become so large they have grown together -- can be thought of as one huge urban region
A person who leaves his/her home to look for and work elsewhere
The inputs of labor, natural resources and capital used to generate new goods and services.
the benefit that is given up when a choice must be made because resources are scarce in relation to wants. In choosing between 2 alternatives, there is always an oppotunity cost. What is lost/given up when you choose 1 alternative over another
A situation that involves losing one quality or aspect of something in return for gaining another quality or aspect. It implies a decision to be made with full comprehension of both the UPSIDE and DOWNSIDE of a particular decision.... (used in opportunity cost)
the distinctive way of life of a group of people
- language spoken/written
- Worship methods
- traditions they follow
- dress, food, learning, fun
ways of doing things that one generation hands down to the next.
i.e. mongolian horse racing; kite flying
The way a country uses resources to
- provide people with goods and services
- generate income
(many countries in East Asia are taking steps to encourage the growth of their economies, including expansion of cities.
refers to PEOPLE.
- number of people in one place
- how crowded or uncrowded a place is
- what kinds of health conditions are present there
- how people in different places educate themselves
purposes of a country's government include:
- making laws
- keeping order
- preserving freedoms
- defending borders
Change of government in Hong Kong has brought challenges to the people living there.
Sports are an important part of Culture; Sumo wrestiling is popular in Japan; Dragon Boat racing;
the way people use ART and MUSIC to express themselves and to decorate their surrondings is part of their culture/heritage.
- Indonesian Shadow puppets
Raw materials needed to start a business
people who do the work, (laborers)
the money and machinery needed to start a business
any item produces for human use or consumption
ways humans do work for other humans
goods that are brought into a country
goods that are shipped out of a country
a wealthy country because of the abundance of oil in their country
companies a "Pulled" to this country because of their high-tech, multi-media super corridor. Also, no taxes for 10 years & office rent is low
Special Economic Zone
using resources to make goods and services (China)
the purchase and/or use of goods and services (Japan)
The concentration on producing fewer kinds of goods and services Causes production to increase
East Asia Geography Environments (4)
Islands & Archipelagos
Protection of the environment
community of living things and the connections between living things and their environment
area in which a plant or animal naturally grows or lives
electricity created by capturing the entergy of falling water
Human-made place for storing water
scientist who studies earthquakes
practices that improve quality of life for people without overusing Earth's resources or harming the environment
machine that converts the power of moving water into energy (hydroelectric power)
form of government in which the gov't owns all property & makes most economic and political decisions
a written plan of government
ruled by the people
Free Enterprise system
an economic system in which people can own businesses and property, privately
an economy in which companies manufacture and sell products all over the world
technology that allows people to manage information INFOTECH
an agreement (diplomacy)
east Asia Landforms / Climate
Ring of Fire - area of frequent earthquakes & volcanic eruptions
higher elevation = colder; closer to equator = warmer
dense forest w/ variety of plants & animals, some unique to South Pacific Isands (tiger)
high, flat, mostly barren land
Identifying Landforms, climate, population, culture characteristics geopgraphers use to create regions
- Ring of Fire
- Islands of Archipelagos
Ways humans depend on the natural environment to survive and adapt in the Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River
GOOD influences of Three Gorges Dam
Hydroelectricity; Controls Flooding; Water for Irrigation; Allows large ships to travel through.
BAD consequences of Three Gorges Dam
Loss of silt; Expensive; Thousands of people lost their homes; Loss of wild life
What is Tokyo Bay?
People modify the environment by building on landfills
Positive consequences of Tokyo Bay
- Expand Business opportunities
- Make money
- Increased economic growth
Negative consequences of Tokyo Bay
- Loss of fishing jobs
- Fish dying
- Loss of habitat
Connection / Influences of human life on physical environment
Human activities are effected by the physical environment of the Eastern Hemisphere;
- Human activities also alter the physical environment
Give 3 examples of human influence on physical environment in Eastern Hemisphere
1. Three Gorges Dam
2. Phillippines - set aside portion of coral reef as protected area
3. Establishing National Parks - Rainforest region
How have tradition and diffusion influenced modern cultural practices and products in Eastern Hemisphere?
1. Baseball, basketball & soccer have spread throughout the entire region
2. McDonalds, coca Cola and KFC are American foods that have spread thruout Asia and the world
3. Many Asian cultural practices have made their way throughout the US and the world
**Spread and migration of cultural practices and people move and migrate.
explain how Specialization leads to global trade
Specialization is experts at producing certain type of product; leads to:
- lower cost to produce
- consumers able to buy/use more
- causes consumption to increase
- more profit
Explain how supply and demand and competition interact to determine price.
- Supply increases, price decreases
- Supply decreases, price increases
- Demand increases, price increases
- Demand decreases, price decreases
- more competition btw. producers = lower prices
- less competition btw. producers = higher prices
How do supply, demand, competition interact to influence quantities of inputs and outputs
The interaction of all of these help to determine price in a market;
Also determines the quantities of outputs produced and the quantities of inputs (human resources, natural resources and capital resources) used.
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