Unit 1: Human Geography and Population Studies - APPLIED



 Lesson # and Topic

 Lesson Details Homework and Other important Info
 
Day #1

February 5th



Welcome to Issues in Canadian Geography 

1. Introductions & Welcome to Geography!
 
 

4. Chromebooks and the (Almost) Paperless Classroom 

7. Class Scavenger Hunt & BINGO (you will need a paper copy for this activity - will complete in class)
 
 
9. engrade.ca,  Remind , NEW JFR App & "Durk Dollars"
 
10. So...what do you know about Canada?  (Complete in class tomorrow)


12. Photography Permission Form (permission to use photographs of students from field trips, class activities, etc for use on this website). Paper copy as you must get it signed and return to Mr. Durk ASAP.



 

1. Explore Mr. Durk's website (Complete Mr. Durk's Website Scavenger Hunt and receive a "Durk Dollar" tomorrow)
 
2. Get a binder, ruler, pencil crayons, pencils and a calculator (things you will need for class on a daily basis). Students are encouraged to use their own laptop / chromebook if they have one (we will be using these on a daily basis).
 
3. Get the course outline signed by a parent / guardian and return to class tomorrow.
 
 Focus Questions

1. What is Geography? What is an issue?
2. What can you expect from this course? 
3. So...what do you know about Canada already?

Learning Goals

At the end of today's lesson, I will be able to...

1. know the difference between the different streams of geography.

2. clearly navigate through Mr. Durk's website and be able to "see" where and what we will be studying in this course.

3. understand how to easily access class marks online viaengrade.com.

 
Day #2

February 8th




 Intro to Human Geography

1. Geographic Photo of the Day - each day Mr. Durk will have a photo of the day on the screen. Try to guess as to where it was taken in the world...
 
 
3. Google Folder - Create and share with Mr. Durk.

Unit 1: Human Geography  (Main Folder in CGC 1D1)
Week #1: Feb. 5 - Feb 12
Week #2: Feb. 16 - 19
Week #3: Feb. 22 - 26
Week #4: Feb. 29 - Mar. 4
Week #5: Mar. 7 - 11
Week #6: Mar. 21 - 24
Week #7: Mar. 29 - April 1


5. So...what do you know about Canada? (complete & take up and discuss as a class)

Here is another test that you can attempt to see how much you know about our amazing country --> (Canadian Geography Test)
 
6. Video: Introduction to Human Systems (23 min.) - students are to make a copy of the worksheet and answer the questions as they watch the video.


 

Focus Questions

1. Why does Geography matter?
 
2. What are two career paths that involve a good background in Geography?
 
3. Why would Geography be considered an "all encompassing" discipline?

Learning Goals

At the end of today's lesson, I will be able to...

1. access the course textbook.

2. evaluate my geographic knowledge of Canada.

3. set up a template to watch and learn about the daily news events that affect Canada and Canadians.
 

Day #3

February 9th





Mapping Canada 


2. CBC Online News Journal & CBC News Online (First 10 minutes of each class)


4. TRAVEL IN CANADA: “If time and $ were not issues, where in Canada would you go and why?”  Write response and submit (via google docs) - minimum of 200 words

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

Unit 1 Learning Goals - Human Systems


7. My Mental Map of Canada (Mr. Durk will explain) & Map of Canada Memory Game




 
Focus Questions

1. What will we be studying this term in Human Geography?
 
2. What is a map? How do maps help Geographers analyze trends?
 
3. Why are basic mapping skills still relevant in the year 2015?

Learning Goals

At the end of today's lesson, I will be able to...

1. understand the basic map requirements.

2. clearly label and identify features on the map of Canada.


 
Day #4

February 10th


Mapping Canada
 


3. Video: Geography Matters! (7 min.) - discuss the importance of studying Geogaphy.

4. Introduce Political Map of Canada Assignment DUE: Tues. Feb. 16th


5. EU: Canada has contributed both positively and negatively to the global community. As a result Canada has and is facing many challenges as a part of the global community.


Human Issues in our World


  1. In Groups of 3 - 4 you will create a google document (share with each other) with a topic on it - we may add to list below

    • Environmental Abuse

    • Human Rights Abuses

    • Political Abuse of Power

    • Population Control & overpopulation

    • Underpopulation

    • Resource Disparity (some lack resources while others have many or those of high value)

    • Technological Disparity

    • Aboriginal treatment

  2. Brainstorm the following - note on paper for group:

    • types of issues - specific or general that you have heard or could conceivably occur which would cause problems

    • locations in the world where there might be problems of this nature


6. Finish working on Canada Political Maps - DUE: Tues. Feb. 16th




Learning Goals

At the end of today's lesson, I will be able to...

1. list and explain some of the major human issues affecting Canada and Canadians.

2. be able to describe in detail how one of these issues is affecting the global community positively or negatively.



 
Day #5

February 11th


Classifying & Identifying Issues



3. Video of the Day: Geography!



4. Political Map of Canada is DUE on TUESDAY! Please submit to Mr. Durk directly (and take a photo for your Unit 1 folder). 


5. Cartoon Analysis: Economic Disparity


6. Human Issues in Our World Activity (30 min.) - students will work in small groups to brainstorm and discuss one of these issues.


7. Class Discussion: Major Issues: Predict - what topic above is of greatest concern? Why should we care? (~ 29 min.)

8. Finish working on Canada Political Maps - DUE: Tuesday Feb. 16th



 

Learning Goals

At the end of today's lesson, I will be able to...

1. Examine the major world issues that affect our world as a whole.

2. Predict which issues will become more important in the near future. (i.e. the greatest concerns)
 
Day #6

February 12th



Intro to Human Systems



3. Read and Answer questions - Article and Questions: Global Income Inequality (put in Week #1 folder)

4. Continue working on Political Maps of Canada (DUE: Tuesday)

5. Last 20 minutes of class, please show Video: Introduction to Human Systems (23 min.) - students are to make a copy of the worksheet and answer the questions as they watch the video. (put in Week #1 folder)

 
Focus Questions

1. 
 
2. 
 
3. 

Learning Goals

At the end of today's lesson, I will be able to...

1. 

2. 
 
Day #7

February 16th


 
Developed / Developing Country Classification



3. Collect Canada Maps (DUE TODAY)

4. Income Inequality in the World - student fact sheet and class discussion.

5. Discussion: Developed and Less Developed Countries (DC vs LDC) How do we differentiate between nations? What do you imagine life is like in a DC vs a LDC? ANSWERS


- Was it easy to make a clear distinction?

- Typical Characteristics of nations: 1st - 3rd worlds (classification of countries)


6. Start DVD: World in the Balance - Part 1 only (student handout) (last ~ 20 min of class) - we will finish this video in class tomorrow.


Global Trends Survey

Be A Demographer Game


 
 
Day #8

February 17th
PLC DAY!


World in the Balance - The Population Paradox



3. DVD: World in the Balance  (student handout) (~ 50 min)

 --> World in the Balance - Population Paradox General Notes

Some great Tech tools that we will use this semester: Padlet & Poll Everywhere.

4. Introduce  World Development and Researching Indicators (Canadian Geographic Map of World Development) This activity should be completed by tomorrow and submitted to your Unit 1 folder in the ugcloud. 

Nationmaster - Another great site to compare countries online.

 


 

Learning Goals

At the end of today's lesson, I will be able to...

1. 

2. 
 
Day #9

February 18th

FAME BUY-OUT DAY!


World Development and Research Indicators



3. Finish Video: Examining the World's Population (43 min). (student worksheet) - please complete for HW this weekend. 


Examining the World's Population - Part II



3. Some great Tech tools that we will use this semester: Padlet & Poll Everywhere.

4. Introduce  World Development and Researching Indicators (Canadian Geographic Map of World Development) This activity should be completed by tomorrow and submitted to your Unit 1 folder in the ugcloud. 

Nationmaster - Another great site to compare countries online.

5. Start Video: Examining the World's Population (43 min). (if time permits) (student worksheet)




 
Focus Questions

1. What is demography?
 
2. What are the impacts that humans have on the Earth right now?
 
3. Why is important to study demography?

Learning Goals

At the end of today's lesson, I will be able to...

1. 

2. 

3. 

Focus Questions

1. How is development measured worldwide?
 
2. What is HDI? How is it measured?
 
Day #10

February 19th


Intro to Demographics: The Study of Population - Part I



3. Take up the DVD worksheet from Wednesday: World in the Balance  (student handout) (~ 50 min)

 --> World in the Balance - Population Paradox General Notes


5. Introduce  World Development and Researching Indicators (Canadian Geographic Map of World Development) This activity should be completed by tomorrow and submitted to your Unit 1 folder - Week #2 in the ugcloud. 

Nationmaster - Another great site to compare countries online.




Learning Goals

At the end of today's lesson, I will be able to...

1. Explain why the world's population has changed so rapidly in the past 200 years.

2. Describe the different factors that affect the demographics of a nation.

3. Explain why governments must have accurate and detailed demographic info for their population for the future.

 Day #11

February 22nd

Introduction to Demography and Isodemographic Maps



3. PPT: Introduction to Demography (student worksheet) - finish from yesterday if not complete.

4.Introduce Isodemographic maps

  1. Isodemographic map - interpretation (interactive map and animated map)

  2. what can we infer from these maps?


5. Isodemographic Map Exercise (DUE: _______________)

 
Learning Goals

At the end of today's lesson, I will be able to...

1. Explain why the world's population has changed so rapidly in the past 200 years.

2. Describe the different factors that affect the demographics of a nation.

3. Explain why governments must have accurate and detailed demographic info for their population for the future.
 
Day #12

February 23rd
 

Studying Population and Basic Demographic Vocabulary

1. Geographic Photo of the Day


3. Review from yesterday...Rapid Recap!

4. Studying Population and Demographic Vocabulary - HW if not completed in class.

NOTE: PERIOD 1: Sidekicks coming in today for first half of the period.


















 
Learning Goals

At the end of today's lesson, I will be able to...

1. Explain why the world's population has changed so rapidly in the past 200 years.

2. Describe the different factors that affect the demographics of a nation.

3. Explain why governments must have accurate and detailed demographic info for their population for the future.
 
Day #13

February 24th
 
                    Examining the World's Population Growth





5. Take up video worksheet as a class. 

6. Engrade password and login...

QUIZ #1:  - Demographics and Levels of Development

 


QUIZ on Tuesday.
Demographics and Levels of Development. Complete any worksheets / activities not completed in class this weekend! 
 
Day #14

February 25th
 
                                     Population Pyramids - Part II



3. Take up video worksheet from yesterday - Examining the Population 

4. PPT: Different Ages - Different Roles: Population Pyramids (student worksheet)

5. Types of Population Pyramids - Note and Link to simulations

6. Online Tools / Videos - 7 Billion People on Earth!

 

8.HW:  Dependency Load Analysis - Canada - complete questions on your own.

QUIZ tomorrow!
 

Learning Goals

At the end of today's lesson, I will be able to...

1. Explain 

2. Describe 

3. Explain 
 
Day #15

February 26th
 
                       Population Pyramids - Part I



3. Quiz #1: Introduction to Demographics and Levels of Development (15 - 20 min.)

 
 
Day #16

February 29th
 
HAPPY LEAP YEAR DAY! What is a Leap Year? Why do we have these days only every 4 years?

Population Pyramids - Part II





5. Total Population Canada Activity

Other Interesting Links for Examining Demographic Data

- Visit this website for comparing countries demographic data
 
 
Day #17

March 1st
 

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


 
 
Day #18

March 2nd


Canada's International Role and Organizations




4. Class Discussion:  What should Canada's role be in the world's affairs? 

- Consider Canada’s Humanitarian Role - What do we do? What can we do? Canada's Foreign Aid Contributions Map

- Group Activity: What does Canada do? - Summary Chart for students to fill in - International Organizations and Canada.

* The table below will have links to each of the handouts / notes that each group created. Be sure to access these and keep in your folder for reference. There is ALWAYS questions on the Unit 1 test about Canada's International Organizations and Relationships.

  CGC 1D1CGC 1P1 
 UNICEF / UNDP / FAO PERIOD 1 PERIOD 4
 NATO  PERIOD 1 PERIOD 4
 WTO  PERIOD 1 PERIOD 4
 G7  PERIOD 1 PERIOD 4
 CIDA  PERIOD 1 PERIOD 4
 ARCTIC COUNCIL  PERIOD 1 PERIOD 4
 G20 PERIOD 1 PERIOD 4
 COMMONWEALTH PERIOD 1 PERIOD 4

5. Case Study: Canada’s Mission to Improve Peace, Fight Corruption.

  1. Article

  2. Discussion Questions


HW: Please have the above article and Discussion questions completed for Monday's class.

* Unit 1 Folder (Mid Unit Assessment) - Friday March 4th (be sure to have your folder organized and COMPLETED by this date)

 
 
Day #19

March 3rd
 

Population Density and Immigration 




4. Discuss Findings from yesterday's activity on Canada's Role and International Organizations. Students are to complete their own point form notes in their own chart.


Link to Immigration in Canada PREZI (a great online presentation that looks at immigration in Canada)

6. Population Density and Canada (student handout / worksheet) - complete for homework if not completed in class.(paper copies will be provided in class today)

 
 
Day #20

March 4th


Immigration in Canada



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


c. Immigration in Canada - complete during class time.


5. HW: Immigration interview Activity - Please have completed by Friday Oct. 9th

* Use the rest of the period to get your Unit 1 folder in order. I will be assessing them tomorrow! (after 3:30 pm)



Introduction to Immigration in Canada




    1. Discuss what motivates people to leave their homeland (brainstorm) - push and pull factors.

    2. DISCUSS immigration vs emigration and refugees.

    3. What do you know? think: origins, settlement here, issues...


4. Video: Closing Doors: Canada's immigration controversy (22 min.)








 
 
Day #21

March 7th
 
Immigration in Canada Continued...



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


c. Immigration in Canada - complete during class time - HW if not completed in class today.

 
 
Day #22

March 8th

Immigration and Refugees



3. Take up Immigration in Canada activity from last day.


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



7. HW: Immigration interview Activity - Please have completed by Monday March 21st


 
 
Day #23

March 9th
 
Today is a catch-up day from previous work this week.


 
 
Day #24

March 10th
 

Interview with an Immigrant - Debriefing 



3. Class Discussion - 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

  7. Syrian Refugee Crisis explained in Cartoon


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.)



 
 
Day #25

March 11th
 
                         
 
 
Day #26 & 27

March 21st & 22nd
 
                                    
The Human Family Tree
 



4. Take up video response sheet. There are some questions from this video on the Unit 1 Test

5. Where we Live Crossword Puzzle             
 
 
Day #28


March 23rd
PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES



 

Interview with an Immigrant - Debriefing 




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)


Ethnicity and Immigration in Canada



3. Vote Compass Canada: Where do you stand on the issues?



    Ethnicity and Immigration Continued...



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. HW: Article and Questions: "Knowing the Neighbours" (Complete discussion questions on a NEW google document for next class - replace "Durham" with "Guelph" for all questions.). Must have done for tomorrow.



 
 
Day #28






 
 
Day #29

March 24th

 
The Invisible Nation



3. Finish Video: The Invisible Nation (~ 20 minutes left) - take up response sheet as a class and discuss.

                         





 
 
Day #30

March 29th
 

Immigration Simulation Activity




4. Class Activity: Canadian Immigration Simulation Activity (Immigration roles - teacher only)

5. Analysis and Discussion Questions re: Immigration Simulation Activity.
 
 

Day #31

March 30th







 

Introduction to Aboriginal Issues
 
 

Day #32

March 31st




  
 



Day #33

April 1st
 
Urban and Rural Landscapes



3.  PPT: Urban and Rural Landscapes in Canada (student worksheet). What is urbanization? What are suburbs? What is rural?Discussions.

4. Open the Prezi: 6 Types of Urban Land Use and complete the table provided. Make sure you make a copy and place in your Unit 1 folder.

5. Time to Complete Aboriginal Webquest activity and First Nations of Canada Worksheet by Monday.


 
 


Day #34

April 4th





 

Unit 1 Review




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

















The Invisible Nation



3. Take up Aboriginal Webquest activity and First Nations of Canada Worksheet.







TEST DAY

1. Unit 1 Test: Human Geography (80 marks) - using the D2L and chromebooks.

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


Urban Issues and Landscapes



3. PPT: Urban and Rural Landscapes in Canada (student worksheet). What is urbanization? What are suburbs? What is rural? Discussions.

4. Open the Prezi: 6 Types of Urban Land Use and complete the table provided. Make sure you make a copy and place in your Unit 1 folder.

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



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!