This file contains a 42 question Unit Test over Australia. All questions are multiple choice and graph/maps are used throughout test. Test questions are grouped according to standard so that it could be used as a differentiation tool later on. Study guide is included that goes over the content of the test along with the use of graphs/maps.
Standards are from the new Georgia Standards of Excellence.
Standard and elements covered:
SS6H4 Explain conflict and change in Latin America.
a. SS6H4 - Explain the impact of English colonization on current Aboriginal basic rights, health, literacy, and language.
SS6G11 – Locate selected features of Australia.
a. Locate on a world and regional political-physical map: the Great Barrier Reef, Coral Sea, Uluru/Ayers Rock, Indian and Pacific Oceans, Great Dividing Range, and Great Victoria Desert.
SS6G12 – Explain the impact of location, climate, distribution of natural resources, and population distribution on Australia.
a. Describe how Australia’s location, climate, and natural resources impact trade and affect where people live.
SS6CG4 – Explain forms of citizen participation in government.
a. Explain citizen participation in democratic governments [i.e. the role of citizens in choosing the leaders of Australia (parliamentary democracy)].
SS6E10 – Analyze different economic systems.
a. Compare how traditional, command, and market economies answer the economic questions of 1-what to produce, 2-how to produce, and 3-for whom to produce.
b. Explain that countries have a mixed economic system located on a continuum between pure market and pure command.
c. Describe the economic system used in Australia.
SS6E11 – Give examples of how voluntary trade benefits buyers and sellers in Australia.
a. Explain how specialization makes trade possible between countries.
b. Compare and contrast different types of trade barriers, such as tariffs, quotas, and embargos.
c. Explain why international trade requires a system for exchanging currencies between nations.
SS6E12 – Describe factors that influence economic growth and examine their presence or absence in Australia.
a. Evaluate how literacy rates affect the standard of living.
b. Explain the relationship between investment in human capital (education and training) and gross domestic product (GDP per capita).
c. Explain the relationship between investment in capital goods (factories, machinery, and technology) and gross domestic product (GDP per capita).
d. Describe the role of natural resources in a country’s economy.
e. Describe the role of entrepreneurship.
SS6E13 – Understand that a basic principle of effective personal money management is to live within one’s income.
a. Understand that income is received from work and is limited.
b. Understand that a budget is a tool to plan the spending and saving of income.
c. Understand the reasons and benefits of saving.
d. Understand the uses and costs of credit.
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