Georgia Studies: Economic Understandings (GPS)
The student will give examples of the kinds of goods and services produced in Georgia in different historical periods.
See also Agriculture in Georgia, Atlanta Gas Light Company, Bibb Manufacturing Company, Carpet Industry, Cotton, Dairy Industry, English Trade in Deerskins and Indian Slaves, Environmental History of Georgia, Farm Cooperatives, Georgia Power Company/Southern Company, Granite, Human History of the Okefenokee Swamp, Indigo, Kaolin, Lockheed Martin, Longleaf Pine Ecosystem, Marble, Raphael Moses, Naval Stores Industry, Oglethorpe Power Corporation, Peaches, Peanuts, Pecans, Poultry, Savannah Electric, Soybeans, Textile Industry, Union Camp, Vidalia Onions
The student will explain the benefits of free trade.
a. Describe how Georgians have engaged in trade in different historical time periods.
b. Explain how the four transportation systems from SS8G2 contribute to Georgia’s role in trade.
See also Georgia Ports Authority, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Interstate Highway System, Railroads
The student will evaluate the influence of Georgia’s economic growth and development.
a. Define profit and describe how profit is an incentive for entrepreneurs.
b. Explain how entrepreneurs take risks to develop new goods and services to start a business.
c. Evaluate the importance of entrepreneurs in Georgia who developed such enterprises as Coca-Cola, Delta Air Lines, Georgia-Pacific, and Home Depot.
See also Arthur Blank, Truett Cathy, Chick-fil-A, Jesse Hill, The Home Depot, Bernie Marcus, John Stith Pemberton, Herman J. Russell, Robert W. Woodruff
The student will identify revenue sources for and services provided by state and local governments.
a. Trace sources of state revenue such as sales taxes, federal grants, personal income taxes, and property taxes.
b. Explain the distribution of state revenue to provide services.
c. Evaluate how choices are made given the limited revenues of state and local governments.
See also Georgia's City Governments, Georgia's County Governments, Government and Laws: Overview, State Revenues in Georgia
The student will explain personal money management choices in terms of income, spending, credit, saving, and investing.
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