CXC CSEC Social Studies exam guide - Section B1: Sustainable Development and Use of Resources

CXC CSEC Social Studies Exam Guide: Section B: Sustainable Development and Use of Resources

 

CXC CSEC Social Studies Exam Guide

Section B: Sustainable Development and Use of Resources

(1) Development and Use Of Resources

 

 

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES

The students should be able to:

CONTENT
UNIFYING CONCEPTS
1.

Explain and use correctly concepts and terms associated with human and physical resources.

Explanation of terms and concepts:

 (a)    Concepts related to human
         resources: population, birth rate,
         death rate, natural increase, life
         expectancy, infant
         mortality rate, fertility rate,
         migration, immigration, 
         emigration, net migration,
         brain dran, urbanization,
         depopulation, population density,
         population distribution,
         dependency ratio,
         employment, unemployment,
         underemployment,
          unemployable, labour force, 
          sustainable development,
          population census, resource,
          human resource.

 (b)    Concepts related to physical  
          resources:   development,
          environment, conservation,
          energy, renewable resource,
          natural resource, non-renewable
          resource, infrastructure, food
          security, pollution,
          conservation, global warming,
          greenhouse effect.
          Environmental  impact and
          assessment.

              

 
2. Describe the structure and characteristics of a population;

Major characteristics of a populationaccording to age, sex, occupation, ethnicity, religion, dependency ratio.

 

 
3. Explain the factors influencing population distribution;

 

Factors influencing population distribution:

the relief of the land,

climate,

fertile areas,

location of mineral resources,

developed areas,

types of vegetation.

 

 
4. Outline factors influencing population change;

Factors influencing population change:

birth rate,

death rate,

migration.

 

 
5. Outline the sources and uses of population statistics;

Sources of population statistics:

(a)    National census, Registrar's office,
        Office of Naturalization, records of
        religious institutions.

 

(b)     Uses of population statistics: For
          planning related to: housing,
          healthcare, education,
          employment, social welfare,
          infrastructural development.

 
6. Explain the causes and consequences of migration;

Migration:

(a)    Causes:
         Push and pull factors that
         influence rural- urban, urban-rural
         migration among Caribbean
         countries and migration between
         the Caribbean and other parts of
         the world;

 

(b)     Consequences of migration to
          the individual, the host country
          and to the country of origin. 

 

 
7.

Explain the need for developing human resources;

The need for:

Productive workers, creative and critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

 

 
8.

Explain the factors that contribute to the development of human resources;

Development of human resources through:

(a)   nutrition and health;

 

(b)   the availability of and access to
        primary and curative health care;

 

(c)    education (basic, moral,
        vocational, and professional
        training, rehabilitation,
        retaining);

 

(d)    the availability and access to
        various  types of educational
        institutions;

 

(e)    the provision of scholarships;

 

(e)    sports;

 

(f)     culture;

 

 
9. Explain the factors the influence employment, unemployment, underemployment;

 

Factors the influence employment, unemployment, underemployment:

(a)  Availability and use of capital

 

(b)  Level and range of skills demanded
      verses those available,

 

(c)  Availability and creation of markets,
      trading patterns and preferences,

 

(d)  Level of technology available in
      relation to resource development  

 
10. Describe the factors to be considered in choosing a job or being self-employed;

Preparation for the world of work:

(a) Choosing a job or self-employment-

      making choices, considering
      values, needs, interests, ambitions.

 

(b)  Procedural requirements for job
      selection and self–employment:

     i. Collecting information on jobs,

     ii. Listing available options

     iii. Assessing available options

     iv. Determining consequences of
         choice

     v. Obtaining resources

 

(c) rights and responsibilites of workers

 

 
11. Identify the location and uses of the major natural resources in the Caribbean region;

(a) Location of major natural resources;

      i. Renewable -
         agricultural land, water, forests,
         beaches, marine life, solar
         energy, wind.

      ii.  Non-renewable - petroleum,
          bauxite, gold, diamond, other
          minerals, geothermal energy.

 

(b) Uses of natural resources.

 

 
12.

Describe proper and improper prctices related to the sustainable development and use of natural resources adn their effects on the environment and the population;

 

(a) Proper practices, for example
     conservation.

 

(b) Effects of proper practices, for
     example, food security.

 

(c) Improper practices, for example,
     over-cropping

 

(d) Effects of improper practices, for
     example, pollution, global warming,
     food shortages.

 

 
13. Represent and interpret data related to human and physical resources.

Data related to human and physical resources: population, migration, employment and unemployment statistics.

 

 

Section B (ii): Regional Integration

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