Unit 3: Physical Geography and Natural Systems - NEW FALL 2015



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



#66
 
December 12th
 
Introduction to Physical Geography



#67

December 13th
 


 

 #68
December 14th




Plate Tectonics & Earth's History - Part 2  

 #69
December 15th




Plate Tectonics & Earth's History - Part 3

 #70
December 16th



Geological Timelines and Earth's History 

#71
December 19th
 
 

Geological Timelines and Earth's History 

#72
December 20th

 

Types of Rocks and the Rock Cycle
 
#73
December 21st

 
Rocks and Minerals
 
#74
December 22nd

 

 
#75
January 9th

 
 
#76
January 10th

 
 
#77
January 11th

 
  
 
#78
January 12th




 
#79
January 13th

 
 
#80
January 16th

 
 
#81
January 17th

 


Important Upcoming Dates 

January 18th: Introduce Final Culminating Project

January 18th - 24th: Final Culminating Project (in class work periods - 5 in total)

January 24th @ 2:00pm: Final Culminating Project is DUE! (late submissions will not be accepted)

January 25th - 26th: Course Review and Wrap-Up

January 31st: FINAL EXAM (1.5 hours) - 15% of your Final grade.





















 Lesson #

 Lesson Details  Focus Questions and Learning Goals
 






 
    

 




 


 
   

 

 
 
60

December 9th
 



 
 
61

December 10th



 
                      

 
 
62

December 11th



 
                    

 
 
63

December 14th





 
                  

 
 

64

December 15th

 
                   

 
 

65

December 16th


 
                  
 
 

66

December 17th



 
              


 
 


67

January 4th



 
                   
 
 


A Guide to Igneous Rocks

A Guide to Sedimentary Rocks

A Guide to Metamorphic Rocks

The Oldest Rock in the World

 
68

January 5th



 


 
 
69

January 6th





                    
 
 

70

January 7th



 
          

3. Start Video: Geologic Journey - The Canadian Shield (student worksheet)   (50 min. - we will finish tomorrow in class) - there will be a long answer question re: this video on the Unit test next week.


 
 

71

January 8th



 
          Geologic Journey - The Canadian Shield

 
2. Finish Video: Geologic Journey - The Canadian Shield (student worksheet)  (50 min. in total)
 
3. Landforms of Canada - Crossword Puzzle & Clues (Crossword - Answers)

4. Kahoot: Landform Regions of Canada (For Durk $'s)



 
 

72

January 11th





 

Focus Questions

1.What is a glacier?

2. What are the two general categories of glaciers?

3. Describe the general appearance and formation of moraines, drumlins and eskers.

4. Describe how a glacier advances and recedes.

5. Why is the melting of glaciers worldwide of significant concern for earth scientists?

 
73

January 12th



 
Introduction to Climate

1. CBC Online News Journal CBC News Online


PERIOD 4: BUY OUT for Basketball Game!
 
 


74

January 13th




 


 
 

75

January 14th














3. 
Video: 6 Degrees Could Change the World (student worksheet) (45 min.)



 
 

76

January 15th





 

1. CBC Online News Journal CBC News Online

2. Video: 6 Degrees Could Change the World (student worksheet) (45 min.)

3. Unit Review: Kahoot!


 
 
77

January 18th



  
Unit #4 Test - Physical Geography & Natural Systems

  / 80 marks

/ 40 Multiple Choice 
/ 5 Climate Graph(s) and Analysis
/ 10 Rock Cycle / Plate Tectonics Diagrams
/ 20 Matching (terms with definitions)
/ 10 Long Answer: Climate Change 

January 19th - 25th: Final Culminating Project  - 5 in-class work periods (15%)

January 26th & 27th: Exam Review and Recap