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Economic Activity: Land and Resource

Introduction | Land Use | Natural Resources in Economic Activity | Geoterms | Summary | Quiz time! | Check your answers!


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Introduction

All over the world, people are putting their land to good use. Land use ranges in difference everywhere, depending on location and climate. For instance, while snow trapping might be popular and worthwhile in Greenland, it's less common in Australia. Economic activity is any action that relates to the making, buying, and/or selling of goods and services.

Land Use

Land use is the way people use the land they live in. There are eight major different types of land use, including hunting, subsistence farming, commercial farming, nomadic herding, livestock raising, commercial fishing, forestry, and trade and manufacturing. An economic activity map can show patterns of land use. The video below covers the eight major uses of land in an exciting trip around the world!


Land Use Video




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Natural Resources in Economic Activity

As mentioned above, economic activity is any action that relates to buying, selling, or making goods and services. Economic activity relies on a country's natural resources, as well. For example, forestry requires the source of trees in a forested area. Not all resources are above the ground. Others, like fossil fuels, are underground. Fossil fuels, like oil, coal, and natural gasses, can be acquired from the Earth and torched to provide energy. Dams can be built to create hydroelectric power from moving water's energy on rivers and bodies of water. Economic activity can be shown on maps, like the one below, an Economic Activity map. The legend shows what activity/resources are found in the area, like Germany below.
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Geoterms

Economic Activity - any action that relates to the making, buying, and selling of goods and services.Land Use - The way people use the land they live on to meet their needs

Summary

Things you must know:- Land use is the way people the land they live on- Economic activity is any action that is related to making, buying, and selling of goods- Economic activity depends on a country's natural resources.
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Quiz time!

1) ANSWER such as oil, coal, and natural gas are taken from the Earth and burned to meet people's energy needs.
A) Hydroelectric Power B) Fossil Fuels C) Forestry D) Hunting

2) Subsistence farming is:
A) Farming on a large scale for profit B) Farming just enough for your family C) Hunting for food


3) ANSWER depends on the country's natural resources.
A) Land use B) Economic activity C) Both A and B

4) In what four cities are bananas farmed on a large scale on the map below?
A) Portobelo, Puerto Armuelles, Almirante, and Penonomè B) Sonà, Tonosi, Las Tablas, Chitrè C) El Porvenir, Ailigandi, Mulatupo Sasardi, Garachinè


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Check your answers!

1) Fossil Fuels such as oil, coal, and natural gas are taken from Earth and burned to meet people's energy needs.
2) Subsistence farming is: Farming on a large scale for profit.
3) Economic Activity depends on the contry's natural resources.
4) In what four cites are bananas farmed on a large scale?
Portobelo, Puerto Armuelles, Almirante, and Penonome