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Grade 5


Module 19

Human resources: services

People and the services that they render

People exchange their labour for money (salaries) on a daily basis and are therefore also regarded as a resource. The physical, intellectual and spiritual capacities of people are used to develop and distribute products and services.

What did you have for breakfast this morning? Was it a sandwich, porridge or eggs? Or did you have fish? Did you have tea, coffee or juice or only water? Think of all the possibilities…… the breakfast that each child had might perhaps be different from those that any of the others had!

The food you ate might have differed, but the similarity is that resources and people were used to get the food to you, and that the food and the people were transported.

Activity 1:

To analyse a food source according to natural resources used during production

[lo 1.1; 1.7]

  • Consider anything that you have eaten for breakfast and analyse it according to the table provided below.

My foodstuff: ____________________________

Natural resources required for manufacturing. People (jobs or occupations) and services required for the manufacturing and transport of the product to my home.

Just like the resources were divided into three groups, people’s activities are also divided into three groups.

Group 1: Primary activity Group 2: Manufacturing Group 3: Services
People cultivate the original product or take it from nature. People take the product from the first group and process it in factories. People render services like transporting, selling or marketing the products of the first two groups.
Examples Examples Examples
farmingfishingminingforestry making clothingcanning fishmaking steelmaking furniture tradetransportbanking servicesmunicipal servicesschools

Are you able to add to these examples?

(Remember this: These are a few examples only! A complete list would be very long.)

Activity 2:

To categorise occupations

[lo 1.3]

Expand the three groups of jobs above yourself. Decide in which group the jobs below fall and write only primary , manufacturing or service next to them.

  1. traffic officer
  2. nurse
  3. machinist on fishing boat
  4. selling fertiliser to farmers
  5. working as a book printer
  6. cameraman (television)

Now do the same with your mother’s or father’s job:

... and the job that you want to do one day?

Activity 3:

To identify examples of human resources in the environment

[lo 1.3]

  • Discuss this with your educator or your parents and try to find examples of the following types of human resources in your immediate environment.

Businesses where primary products are supplied:

Businesses where goods are manufactured:

Businesses that mainly render services:

Be careful……..

You should just remember that one business can sometimes be involved with more than one of the three groups of activities, sometimes with all three.


LO 1


The learner will be able to use enquiry skills to investigate geographical and environmental concepts and processes.

We know this when the learner:

1.1 with guidance, selects and uses sources of useful geographical information [finds sources];

1.2 distinguishes between facts and opinions [works with sources];

1.3 categorises information [works with sources];

1.4 uses an index to find places on global atlas maps [works with sources];

1.6 identifies and explores possible solutions to problems [answers the question];

1.7 demonstrates knowledge and under-standing of the issue through projects, discussion, debate and charts [communicates the answer].

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Source:  OpenStax, Social sciences: geography grade 5. OpenStax CNX. Sep 23, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col10986/1.2
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