This file contains a 41 question Unit Test over Canada. 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.
SS6G4 Locate selected features of Canada.
a. Locate on a world and regional political-physical map: the St. Lawrence River, Hudson Bay, Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, the Great Lakes, Canadian Shield, and Rocky Mountains.
b. Locate on a world and regional political-physical map Canada and the province of Quebec.
SS6G5 Explain the impact of location, climate, distribution of natural resources, and
population distribution on Canada.
a. Describe how Canada’s location, climate, and natural resources impact trade and affect where people live.
SS6G6 Explain the impact of environmental issues in Canada.
a. Explain the causes and effects of pollution and acid rain in Canada to include the GreatLakes.
b. Explain the causes and effects of the extraction of natural resources on the Canadian Shield(e.g., mining and logging).
SS6CG2 Explain citizen participation in the Canadian government.
a. Explain the role of citizens in choosing the leader of Canada (parliamentary democracy).
SS6E4 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 of Canada.
SS6E5 Give examples of how voluntary trade benefits buyers and sellers in Canada.
a. Explain how specialization encourages trade between countries.
b. Compare and contrast different types of trade barriers, such as tariffs, quotas, and
c. Explain why international trade requires a system for exchanging currencies between nations.
d. Explain the functions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
SS6E6 Describe factors that influence economic growth and examine their presence or absence in Canada.
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.
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