Mexico Economy

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Mexico Economy

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  1. North American Free Trade Agreement?

    Slide 1 - North American Free Trade Agreement?

    • Do You Remember?
  2. Essential Question(s):

    Slide 2 - Essential Question(s):

    • What drives the Mexican economy?
    • What natural resources does Mexico have?
    • By the end of the lesson, you should be able to discuss how the economies in Mexico, Canada and the U.S are linked.
    • State Standards:
    • 7.4 - The Interactions Between People and Places
    • Lesson Objectives
  3. Do You Remember?

    Slide 3 - Do You Remember?

    • North American Free Trade Agreement?
    • A treaty signed by Canada, Mexico and the United States to lift restriction on trade between the countries.
    • January 1, 1994
    • Eliminate barriers to trade and investment between the 3 countries.
  4. U.S. Imports

    Slide 4 - U.S. Imports

    • Since 1994, the amount of goods imported to the U.S. from Canada and Mexico has increased by billions!
  5. Mexican Economy

    Slide 5 - Mexican Economy

    • The economy is affected by:
    • Land use
    • Natural Resources
    • Industry
    • Agriculture
    • Exports and Imports
  6. North – hot, dry, desert

    Slide 6 - North – hot, dry, desert

    • Farming
    • Irrigation from Rio Grande
    • Natural resources
    • Copper, zinc, iron , silver
    • Manufacturing
    • Along U.S.–Mexico boarders
    • 3 Economic Regions
  7. 3 Economic Regions

    Slide 7 - 3 Economic Regions

    • Central – big cities
    • Manufacturing
    • Farming
    • Fertile soil
    • Good climate
    • Energy Industry
    • Off-shore oil and gas
  8. 3 Economic Regions

    Slide 8 - 3 Economic Regions

    • South – mountains
    • Farming
    • Small family farms
    • Big plantations
    • Banana
    • Sugarcane
    • Tourism
    • Beautiful beaches
    • Warm climate
  9. Agriculture in Mexico

    Slide 9 - Agriculture in Mexico

  10. Even though Mexico has a strong, growing economy, many people can’t find work.

    Slide 10 - Even though Mexico has a strong, growing economy, many people can’t find work.

    • Migrant workers are people who travel to find work when extra hands are needed to plant or harvest crops.
    • Although these are low paying jobs, these migrant workers earn more here than they would in Mexico.
    • Migrant workers legally, and sometimes illegally, cross the border into the U.S.
    • Migrant Workers
  11. Mexico’s Industries

    Slide 11 - Mexico’s Industries

    • Mexico’s Industries
    • Food and beverage
    • Chemicals
    • Tobacco
    • Clothing
    • Automobiles
    • Iron and steel
    • Oil
  12. Other Economic Factors

    Slide 12 - Other Economic Factors

    • Tourism – Beaches, historical sites
    • Sport – Soccer, baseball, bullfighting
  13. Essential Question(s):

    Slide 13 - Essential Question(s):

    • What drives the Mexican economy?
    • What natural resources does Mexico have?
    • By the end of the lesson, you should be able to discuss how the economies in Mexico, Canada and the U.S are linked.
    • State Standards:
    • 7.4 - The Interactions Between People and Places
    • Review Objectives
  14. The Americas

    Slide 14 - The Americas

    • Canada and Mexico
    • South America
    • Central America
    • Physical Geography
    • Big Idea: How can you use the 5 themes of geography to learn about The Americas?
    • History, Culture Religion
    • Economy and Current Events
    • Physical Geography
    • History, Culture Religion
    • Economy and Current Events
    • Physical Geography
    • History, Culture Religion
    • Economy and Current Events