Essential Question: Why have some Western Hemisphere nations been more successful than others in meeting their needs and wants?


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Economics is the study of the how people choose to use resources. Since the resources, both natural and manufactured are varied throughout the Western Hemisphere, the economy is very different from place to place.


  1. What are the main items (money makers) that make up the economy in your area?
  2. What are the natural resources found in your area?
  3. How are the natural resources used to make money in your area?
  4. What are the top five imports and top five exports in your area?
  5. What are the top five import country partners and top five export country partners?
  6. How much does your area rely on others to provide basic needs for its people?