UKS2 Geography

How does Mexico make its money?

We were surprised to learn that the largest economy in Mexico is vehicle production! We learned all about important economic activities in Mexico, and where these industries are based. We took a tour of Cancun (a tourism hotspot) and Penasquito (a gold mining area).

Our key words were import and export, so we investigated some economies in the uk, from aeroplane parts to tartan kilts, considering where they are made, and sold.

In the following lesson, we focussed on one particularly important industry…. Oil!

We spoke about all of the uses of oil, before thinking about the drawbacks too. We learned about the dreadful Deepwater Horizon oil spill of 2010 where tonnes of oil was spilled into the Gulf of Mexico with disastrous consequences!

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