Unit 3 - Earth's Geologic and Surface Processes

Welcome to Unit 3 - Earth's Geologic Processes. In this unit we will explore the some of the processes that shape our planet and affect people around the world. More specifically we will examine mass movements, glaciers, hydrology, oceans, rivers, lakes and look at case studies that include some of Earth's most controversial natural resources. 

Lesson # and Approx. Date
FALL 2016 - NEW CURRICULUM
 Lesson Plan & Main Concepts
(Click on the link below to access the lesson plan / details)



#54
November 22nd
 

Weathering, Erosion, Soils and Mass Wasting


#55
November 23rd
 



#56
November 24th





Mass Movements and Case Study: Oso Washington Landslide 2014
Natural Disaster Presentation

 #57
November 28th




Glaciers and Glaciation

 #58
November 29th





Assembly Today - no class, students must read over Module #14 in preparation for tomorrow's lesson.

 #59
November 30th



 Module #14: Glaciers and Glaciation 


#60
December 1st

 
 

Melting Glaciers and Affected Populations (Group Activity) - Presentations


#61
December 2nd


The Ultimate Shape Shifter - Part 1
Field Trip: ROM


 
#62
December 5th

 

Case Study: Melting Point Greenland


 
#63
December 6th

 



 


 
#64
December 7th
 

Module #16: Three Gorges Dam Debate 
Quiz



#65
December 8th


 
                 
                                                                                                                 
                              
 
#66
December 9th
 

                          Blue Gold and World Water Wars
                                    Natural Disaster Presentation 




#67
December 12th

  
                 
              



















































  Module #14: Glaciers and Glaciation 
   














Module #15: Wave Action and Coastal Features 
(OMIT - Spring 2016)



 














 
 




 



 


 
 






 
           

 











               

1. Video: Blue Gold: World Water Wars (The story of the world's freshwater supply)(student worksheet) (85 min.) - Blue Gold Official Website









 
55

May 11th
PLC DAY

WATER: THE ULTIMATE SHAPE-SHIFTER
(Chapter 10: Pages 154-167)





 
1. How is the protection of lakes and rivers a local,       regional and global issue?

2. What technological and geographical methods can we use to determine if a river is likely to flood? 
   
3. What are the impacts of urbanization and                 industrialization on hydrology?  
 













* Unit 3: "Quest" on Tuesday May 17th. Review on the weekend and on Monday!


      A Case Study of the Alberta Oil Sands (OMIT - Spring 2016)



 




            
    
         




 
 







2. Today is a catch-up day for this unit - including the textbook work from earlier in the unit. Review package and test format provided below.



 
 

                59
           May 17th




  
                       1. Unit 3 "Quest": Earth Processes

Part A: Multiple Choice (20 marks)
Part B: Matching (20 marks)
Part C: Long Answer Questions - Enduring Understandings (20 marks)

         60 marks total.


                           (Omitted from Spring 2016 class)