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Virginia SOL-World Geography: Economic Geography - Chapter Summary
The lessons in this chapter provide an overview of human and natural resources and processes impacting economics. You will have the opportunity to go over manufacturing, industrialization, natural resources and production and how each of these impact economic sectors. Study of these lessons will lead you to demonstrate the following that will help you pass the Virginia SOL World Geography exam:
- Define natural resources
- Differentiate between renewable and non-renewable resources
- Explain human capital and capital resources
- Describe the influence of various types of resources on economic activity
- Examine economic states before, during and after the Industrial Revolution
- Identify economic sectors
- Relate facts about the manufacturing and services industries
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1. What Are Natural Resources? - Definition & Types
Natural resources are materials provided by the Earth that humans can use to make more complex (human-made) products. In this lesson, you will learn some examples of natural resources and how to classify them.
2. Renewable & Non-Renewable Resources: Definition & Differences
We use a variety of Earth's resources, but not all of them will be around forever. This lesson explains the difference between resources that can be regenerated for our use and those that are gone after they are used once.
3. What Is Human Capital? - Importance to An Organization
All organizations require human capital to function and accomplish their goals. In this lesson, you'll learn what human capital is, its importance and the role that human resource management plays in it. A short quiz follows.
4. What Are Capital Resources? - Definition & Examples
The manufacturing process varies widely for businesses creating all types of goods, though all utilize resources. This lesson explains what capital resources are, how they are essential to the production of goods, and the difference between capital resources and raw materials.
5. Patterns & Consequences of Natural, Human & Capital Resource Use
In this lesson, learn about the natural, human and capital resources that are used throughout the world. Explore some patterns of use of these resources and how they affect the development of a country's economy as well as the consequences that occur.
6. Economic Activity: Pre-Industrial, Industrial & Post-Industrial
This lesson will explore the eras of pre-industrialism, industrialism, and post-industrialism. In doing so, it will highlight subsistence-level living, cottage industries, and the service industry.
7. Economic Sectors: Primary, Secondary & Tertiary
This lesson will seek to explain the different sectors of the economy. In doing so, it will concentrate on the primary sector, the secondary sector, and the tertiary sector. It will also highlight the service industry.
8. Manufacturing Industry: Origin and Regions
This lesson will seek to explain the origins of industry, specifically the Industrial Revolution. In doing this, it will focus on Great Britain and inventions, like the Spinning Jenny and the steam engine. It will also highlight the exports of today.
9. Service Industries: Origin and Types
This lesson will seek to define the concept of the service industry. In doing so, it will focus on consumer, business, and public services while also defining division of labor, automation, and urbanization.
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Other chapters within the Virginia SOL - World Geography: Test Prep & Practice course
- Virginia SOL - World Geography: Studying Geography
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- Virginia SOL - World Geography: Regional Geography
- Virginia SOL - World Geography: Languages & Religions
- Virginia SOL - World Geography: Cultural Identity
- Virginia SOL - World Geography: Human Geography
- Virginia SOL - World Geography: Political Geography
- Virginia SOL - World Geography: Urban Geography
- Virginia SOL - World Geography: Economic Development
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