PURPOSEFUL READING (3-2-1) REPORT Version 2.0
Question 1: In your own words, what are the 3 most important concepts, ideas or issues in the reading? Briefly explain why you chose them.
Concept 1 (In your own words) (2 marks)
Trade is an important concept among the indigenous people of Northwestern North America. Consequently, through trade links, cultural imperative plants are documented for neighboring areas and British Columbia from archaeologic, ethnographical and ancient records. Therefore, trade has encouraged exchange of commodities and plant resources between communities. Trade is a significant factor among the indigenous people of Northwestern North America because of the exchange of knowledge and technologies between them.
Concept 2 (In your own words) (2 marks)
Plant exchange is a significant factor to the people of Northwestern. Plant exchange between communities have led to evenly distribution of scarcely plant resources. Plant exchange contributed to exchange of plant knowledge between non-indigenous and indigenous people. The people of North western were able to have even distribution of scarcely plant resources, food and medicinal plants.
Concept 3 (In your own words) (2 marks)
Cultural aspect was an imperative factor which contributed hugely to the trade between communities. Culture enabled exchange of medicinal plants between certain people in Northwestern North America. Cultural aspects led to an even distribution of people’s resources and land. Through intermarriages and interchange of linguistics and culture, there was high variety of commodities in the communities that satisfied the taste and preference of the community
Question 2: What are 2 concepts, ideas or issues in the article that you had difficulty understanding, or that are missing but should have been included? In your own words, briefly explain what you did to correct the situation (e.g. looked up an unfamiliar word or a missing fact), and the result. Cite any sites or sources used in APA format.
Issue 1 (In your own words) (1 mark)
According to the article of “Origin Free Trade” there was unfamiliarity on the cause of dramatic circumstances on the direct trade of goods that led to interchanges of culture. However, interchanges of culture brought cultural, linguistic and commodities exchange rather than dramatic circumstances as explained in the article.
Citation 1 (in APA format) (1 mark)
(Albert, 1984, p.16)
Issue 2 (In your own words) (1 mark)
In the Article of “Origin Free Trade” it was believed that information was diffused from one community to the other. However, information is passed from one person to the other and understood but not diffused as discussed about in the article.
Citation 2 (in APA format) (1 mark)
(Turner et al., 1990)
Question 3: What is the main economic story of the reading? (Economics studies the allocation of scarce resources.)
Story (In your own words) (2 marks)
According to the article “Origin Free Trade” Free trade is a major significant factor among indigenous people of North western North America. Through free trade between communities, allocation of scarcely commodities was evenly distributed among the people. Moreover, free trade ensured that there was greater variety of commodities among the residence which satisfied the taste and preference of the people. Also, trade among the villages enabled exchange of medicinal plants, food, technologies and knowledge that was scarce in some communities.Pu