Lesson 8+ 9: Climate Analysis and Regions

Learning Goals: 

  1. Student is able to construct and draw conclusions about climate regions using graphic information (climate graph)
  2. Student is able to locate and recall the characteristics of climate regions across Canada

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Agenda

  • Climate Graph construction (Toronto and Vancouver)
    • Take up
    • Conclusions made?
  • Climate Regions of Canada Map (Cheat sheet) + Details
  • Climate Graph Activity: Making Conclusions
    • In class Assessment, hard copy only
    • Student will be given an in class evaluation to complete, the only material allowed will be your completed “Cheat sheet”

 

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Lesson 7: What about weather and climate?

Learning GoalsImage result for weather and climate

Student is able to…
-decipher the difference between weather and climate
-be able to list and explain the factors that affect weather
-read, understand and create a climate graph


Agenda

  • Wrapping up Plate Tectonics + Glaciation (HW Questions)
  • What is the difference between weather and climate?
  • Video 1: Weather vs. Climate
  • Video 2: Severe Weather
  • Intro to Climate Graphs: details, what they show and conclusions to be made
  • Climate graph practice (see below for copy)
    • Climate graph Video (reminder, if you need it)
    • Factors that Affect climate PPT (copy below)

 

 

Copy of Climate Graph Practice:

 

How to create a climate graph

Lesson 6: Glacier Formation – Shaping Our World

Learning Goals:

  • Student is able to understand the concepts behind glacier formation
  • Student is able to describe the contribution of glaciers to geography
  • Student is able to describe and understand the history of glaciers

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Decker Glacier in Western Canada (Whistler B.C)

Agenda

  1. Recap forces that shape the earth- Erosion, Depostion and Weather
  2. Revisit Glaciation and its impact on shaping Canada (PPT), complete handout throughout the lesson

3. Video 1: All About Glaciers + Video 2: The Great Lakes Formation

4. Video 3: The Water Cycle and its importance

  • Notate all the reasons as to why WATER is so important for life on Earth

Video 1: All about Glaciers

 

Video 2: The Formation of the Great Lakes

  • Answer the questions below about this Video
  1. How were the Great Lakes formed?
  2. How does WEIGHT of the ICE SHEET/GLACIER affect the land?
  3. What did the Fresh Water lakes mean for cities/settlement around it?

 

Video 3: The Water Cycle and its importance

  • Notate all the reasons as to why WATER is so important for life on Earth

Lesson 5: How was our Country made?

Learning Goals

  1. Student is able to understand ALL the processes that have shaped the Earth and Canada
  2. Student understands the importance of glaciation in the formation of our Country
  3. Student is able to describe how varying processes shape, change and create land masses

AgendaImage result for tectonic plates

  • Wrap up notes on T-chart activity from yesterday (re: videos)
  • Introduce The Earth’s Layers (Diagram)
    • Video 1: Pangaea (Bill Nye)
  • Introduce Glaciation and how it has shaped Canada (note)
  • Powerpoint: Tectonic Plates, Volcanoes and Erosion
    • PPT copy: plate-tectonics-volcanoes-and-erosion
    • Video 2: Plate tectonics Explained
    • Video 3: Plate tectonics and Volcanoes
    • Video 4: Different Types of Plate Boundaries
      • As you watch the clip, notate the different ones.
    • Video 5: Erosion, Deposition and Weathering

Video 1: Bill Nye and Pangaea

Video 2: Plate tectonics Explained

 

Video 3: Plate tectonics and Volcanoes

 

Video 4: Different Types of Plate Boundaries

Video 5: Erosion, Deposition and Weathering

Using the Video- what are the differences?

Lesson 4: What does our Country look like?

Learning Goals

  1. Student is able to identify Human Geography vs. Physical Geography features as well as ‘what is where, why there and why care” re: videos on Canadian Landscape
  2. Student is able to identify the Types of maps that exist and what they show
  3. Student is able to identify the layers of the Earth, their compositions and physical properties
  4. Student is able to identify the functions of plate tectonics and its impact on shaping the physical landscape especially in Canada (Canadian Rockies for example)

AgendaImage result for canadian landscape

  • Wrap up on Maps and Mapping
    • What is a map + types of Maps (video 1)
    • Types of Maps (Class Note)
  • Recap Human vs. Physical Geography with examples
  • Recap ‘what is where, why there and why care’ concept
  • Activity + Lesson: “What does our Country look like?”
    • View videos on Canadian landscape with T-chart activity
      • Using the graphic organizer, complete the following sections and headings
      • View Videos below using this graphic organizer: landform-regions-of-canada-word
      • Discuss the process of Glaciation (note) and how it shaped Canada
  • Mapping Assignment Reminder
  • Introduction to the Earth and it’s Layers (diagram and labeling)

Video 1: What is a map?

Use the video to notate: What is a map, elements of a map and types of maps.

Video 2: What does our country look like? (Alberta)

Video 3: (Newfoundland and Labrador)

Video 4: Ontario

Lesson 3: Where am I?

Learning goals:
1. Students should be able to decipher between North, South, East and West
2. Students should be able to list all of Canada’s provinces, capital cities and major bodies of water including labeling of  Canadian Resource distribution
3. Students should be able to use their mapping skills to complete a map of Canada including the major elements of mapping


AgendaImage result for where am I

  • Demonstration of Direction and compass use (Map of Ontario-below)
    • Atlas Activity to follow (see instructions below)
    • Instructions: Using the map of Canada, specified by your teacher complete the following
      • What is the direction of Toronto FROM Hamilton?
      • What is the direction of Toronto FROM Halifax?
      • What is the direction of Winnipeg FROM Vancouver?
      • What is the direction of Thunder Bay FROM Regina?
      • Describe the location of the following places in relation to the LANDMARKS and DIRECTIONAL information. 
        • Hudson’s Bay
        • Lake Ontario
        • Yellowknife
        • Iqaluit
        • Charlottetown 
  • Complete the Show of Hands Assessment
  • Canada Mapping Activity (Evaluation)
    • Make sure you look at the Evaluation Rubric- know how you are being marked!
    • Mapping Assignment 

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Lesson 2: What is where, why there, why care?

Learning Goals

Student should be able to…

  1. Identify the 3 major concepts in geography- what is where, why there, why care?
  2. Application of 3 major concepts 

Agenda

  1. Introduce the 3 major concepts of geography
  2. Show of Hands handout (def’n of geo + class discussion activity)
  3. Video: View 2X and apply concepts, table discussion
  4. Show of Hands Assignment (Evaluation)-                                                                                  -Copy of Assignment: lesson-1-show-of-hands-assessment

 

 

What is where?                     Why there?                                   Why care!?

The video shows all three of these concepts. Can you figure it out?

Lesson 1B: Mapping continued

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  • Hand in your Mapping Myself Map
  • Complete Canadian and Territories Worksheet (Handout)
    • You will need an atlas to complete
  • Direction Worksheet (Handout)
    • You will need to use an atlas to complete.

  • Mapping Practice 2 (TBD)
    • Instructions: Using the blank paper provided, create a bird’s eye view of one of the following options below. It will be assessed, so don’t forget your elements of a map!
      • Option 1: Your neighbourhood
      • Option 2: Georges Vanier SS
      • Your bedroom
        • Your scale will be 1:100000 (default)