Unit VI: Industrialization & Economic Development
Industrialization and Economic Development
This unit evaluates the impact of the Industrial revolution and industrialization on economic development. The factors for industrialization will be assessed. Students will analyze the distribution of industrialization throughout the world and evaluate the problems associated with industrialization.
- Explain the Industrial Revolution by: a) describing its origin b) describing its diffusion and current pattern of industrial regions
- Map regional manufacturing zones in each continent and identify the following for each: a) origin and resources b) current strengths and/or problems
- Compare and contrast preindustrial, industrial, and postindustrial life and landscape.
- Describe how site and situation factors influence the location of manufacturing and give examples.
- Discuss the problems created by or associated with industrialization in: a) developed countries b) developing countries
- Make graphic models that describe the inputs and connections of various industries.
- Where did industry originate and what factors led to the growth of industry?
- Where is industry distributed and why?
- Why do industries have different distributions?
- Why do industries have problems and what problems do they cause?
- What is the environmental and cultural impact of industry?
- Where did services originate?
- Why are consumer services distributed in a regular pattern?
- Why do business services locate in large settlements?
- Why do services cluster downtown?
Agricultural labor force
Foreign direct investment
Gross domestic product (GDP)
Gross national product (GNP)
Human Development Index
Levels of development
Measures of development
Physical Quality of Life Index
Purchasing power parity
Rostow, W. W.
“Stages of Growth” model
World Systems Theory
Aluminum industry (factors of production, location)
Assembly line production/Fordism
Bid rent theory Break-of-bulk point
Canadian industrial heartland
Economies of scale
Export processing zone
Industrial location theory
Industrial regions (place, fuel source, characteristics)
Industry (receding, growing)
International division of labor
Major manufacturing regions
Manufacturing/warehouse location (industrial parks, agglomeration, shared services, zoning, transportation, taxes, environmental considerations)
Plant location (supplies, “just in time” delivery)
Special economic zones (China)
Specialized economic zones