Unit 1: Human Geography and Population Studies - NEW Fall 2016



Enduring Understandings for the Human Systems Unit - we will be referring back to these many times in the unit / course.

Lesson # and Approx. Date
FALL 2015 - NEW CURRICULUM
 Lesson Plan & Main Concepts
(Click on the link below to access the lesson plan / details)



#1
 
September 6th
 
Welcome to Issues in Canadian Geography



#2

September 7th
 


 

#3
September 8th






Mental Mapping and Travelling Canada



 #4
September 9th




Mapping Canada



 #5
September 12th




Classifying and Identifying Issues



 #6
September 13th



Human Issues in Our World Group Activity



#7
September 14th
 
 

Human Issues - Mini Presentations



#8
September 15th

 

Developed and Developing Country Classification





 
#9
September 16th


 Developed and Developing Country Classification - Part II







#10
September 19th

 

Grade 9 Day @ Chicopee (no class today)
ENJOY!

 
#11
September 20th

 



 
#12
September 21st
(PLC DAY)

 





 
#13
September 22nd

 


 
#14
September 23rd

 

BLUE DAY!

 
#15
September 26th



 
#16
September 27th

 

                        Examining the World's Population Growth



 
#17
September 28th

 

 
#18
September 29th

 

Terry Fox Run Day! (am only)


#19
October 3rd

 

Canada’s International Relations,

Millennium and Global Goals


QUIZ TODAY!

#20
October 4th

 
Is Canada an Influential World Leader?
 #21
October 5th



 

Introduction to the World Leadership Conference 
 #22
October 6th



 

Work Period #1: World Leadership Conference
 

#23
October 7th

 

Work Period #2: World Leadership Conference

#24
October 7th


Work Period #3: World Leadership Conference
 
 
#25
October 11th


 
     
            World Leadership Conference (Summative Evaluation)




 
#26
October 12th



World Leadership Conference Summary 
 

#27
October 13th


 
Population Density & Immigration Issues in Canada
 
#28
October 14th


 

The Human Family Tree - Part I


 
#29
October 17th


 
       
                              The Human Family Tree - Part II 

 



#30
October 18th



 

                    
Immigration and Refugees in Canada - Part I



 
#31
October 19th
(shortened day due to Parent-Teacher Conferences)

 
                    Immigration and Refugees in Canada - Part II

#32
October 20th


 

Canadian Immigration Simulation Activity
 
#33
October 21st




 Immigration Simulation Discussion and Analysis
 
#34
October 24th


 


Immigration Case Study - Refugees


 
#35
October 25th

 
Ethnicity and Immigration in Canada 
 
#36
October 26th




Urban Issues / Geography in Canada - Part I


#37
October 27th

 


GEOGRAPHY FIELD TRIP TO NIAGARA FALLS! 



#38
October 28th



 

                 
Urban Issues - The Future of Canadian Cities
 

#39
October 31st



 

UNIT REVIEW: Human Geography and Population Studies
 
#40
November 1st



 
       
          UNIT TEST (Human Geography and Population Studies)













































 

 

China's Lost Girls and Population Pyramids Cont...



3. Take up Population worksheets from yesterday - DUE: Today.

4. Case Study: Video: China's Lost Girls (student worksheet) (45 min.)

5. Take up student worksheet as a class - there is a long answer question on this video on your Unit 1 Test.

Tomorrow: Canada's International Role and Organizations

 
 






 
 

 


3. Video: Immigrating to Canada (10 min.)


4. Immigration in Canada - Wilfrid Laurier 1907 Quote


a. How do we compare to other nations (USA, Japan) - class discussion.


b. Refer to graph and make inferences about immigration in Canada







7. Immigration Case Study - Refugees (evaluation)

 
 






Refugee Critical Thinking Activity


Class Discussion - PADLET LINK - Refugees (Refugee System in Canada)


  1. Discuss: What is a refugee? How is their desire to leave different from immigrants?

  2. Why should we be proud to help refugees?

  3. What refugees are out there currently?

  4. Who should take in refugees? Why? 

  5. Article: Why Canada should take 20 times more refugees in.

  6. Where do they come from? MAP


Ted Talks: Use this organizer to take point form notes on these videos as we  
watch as a class.

  1. Ted Talk: Tan Le: My Immigration Story (12 mins)

  2. Ted Talk: Refugees Welcome (16 min.)



4. HW: Case Study of a local refugee family and their experience. Read the article and make point form notes from the reading.

HW: Immigration interview Activity - Please have completed by Monday March 7th.














5. Canadian Citizenship Test - Let's see how many of you would actually qualify to be a Canadian Citizen.

6. Option #5: Other Options for Immigration in the Future (Group Activity) - OMIT in fall 2015


 
 

 


Refugee Critical Thinking Activity


3. Class Discussion - PADLET LINK - Refugees (Refugee System in Canada)


    1. Discuss: What is a refugee? How is their desire to leave different from immigrants?

    2. Why should we be proud to help refugees?

    3. What refugees are out there currently?

    4. Who should take in refugees? Why? 

    5. Article: Why Canada should take 20 times more refugees in.

    6. Where do they come from? MAP


4. Ted Talks: Use this organizer to take point form notes on these videos as we  
watch as a class.

    1. Ted Talk: Tan Le: My Immigration Story (12 mins)

    2. Ted Talk: Refugees Welcome (16 min.)

    3. Syrian Refugee Crisis explained in Cartoon


4. Canadian Citizenship Test - Let's see how many of you would actually qualify to be a Canadian Citizen

5. HW: Case Study of a local refugee family and their experience. Read the article and make point form notes from the reading on a NEW google document (make sure it is in Unit 1 folder).


 
 

 

Ethnicity and Immigration in Canada





 
 
Day #25

March 11th
 
                        

3. Time to complete yesterday's activity - Worksheet: Ethnicity and Immigration in Canada (if not completed for HW, due to the Blue Jays game). DURK $ for those that did complete it in full.




 
 

 
                                      

 
 
 


 

 
 






                    


 
 


 



 
 

 



4. First Nations of Canada Worksheet (HW if not completed in class)
 
 








  
 



Day #33

April 4th
 



TEST Tomorrow!

Unit 1 Test Format

Multiple Choice                                    30 marks
Matching                                              20 marks
Canada and the World News               10 marks
Long Answer (answer 2 out of 4)         20 marks
                                                             ________
TOTAL                                                  80 marks

4. HW: Watch the Video: Retrofitting Suburbia (20 min.) ad make point form notes - Website Link and steps to retrofit our suburbs.
 
 



Day #34
April 5th

 
Urban Studies & Issues


2. Location Factors (make a copy)- 9 important factors that determine where communities form (Teacher Link)


a. Smog & Air Pollution
b. Urban Sprawl
c. Vehicle Congestion (roads and highways)
d. Lack of reliable Transportation Networks (i.e. subway system, bus and light rail)
e. Unaffordable housing for many


For one of the above, complete the Urban Issues Independent Study Sheet provided. You will be expected to discuss one of these issues on the Unit Test. Be sure to do the following:

  1. Identify the common problems - any others 

  2. Where is this an issue? Why?

  3. Impacts on - rural, urban, air, etc...why? Causes of problems?

  4. Predict the future if nothing is done

  5. What can we do? What is being done? What are your choices?


We are done Unit 1....be sure to (start) study this weekend using the Unit 1 Review Package! See you Monday!


 
 






 




 
 







 
TEST DAY

1. Unit 1 Test: Human Geography (80 marks) 

* Unit 2: Natural Resources and the Environment starts on tomorrow!