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CGC1P: Issues in Canadian Geography, Grade 9, Applied

Course Info

Course Name: Issues in Canadian Geography
Course Code: CGC1P
Grade: Grade 9
Course Type: Applied
Course Format: Online
Credit Value: 1.0
Course Duration: 110 Hours
Tuition Fee: $399.00$1,500.00

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Course Overview

This course focuses on current geographic issues that affect Canadians. Students will draw on their personal and everyday experiences as they explore issues relating to food and water supplies, competing land uses, interactions with the natural environment, and other topics relevant to sustainable living in Canada. They will also develop an awareness that issues that affect their lives in Canada are interconnected with issues in other parts of the world. Throughout the course, students will use the concepts of geographic thinking, the geographic inquiry process, and spatial technologies to guide and support their investigations.

Course Outline

Unit 1: An Introduction to Geography
Unit 2: Interactions with the Physical Environment
Unit 3: Managing Canada’s Resources and Industries
Unit 4: Changing Populations
Unit 5: Sustainability

This course has five units of study:

  • An Introduction to Geography (20 Hours)
  • Interactions with Physical Environment (20 Hours)
  • Managing Canada’s Resources and Industries (20 Hours)
  • Changing Populations (20 Hours)
  • Sustainability (20 Hours)
  • Course Cumulative Project (10 Hours)

CGC1P has a course cumulative project and a final exam, each worth 15% of the final grade calculation.

Curriculum Expectations

A: Geographic Inquiry and Skill Development
A1.Geographic Inquiry: use the geographic inquiry process and the concepts of geographic thinking when investigating issues relating to Canadian geography
A2.Developing Transferable Skills: apply in everyday contexts skills, including spatial technology skills, developed through the investigation of Canadian geography, and identify some careers in which a background in geography might be an asset

B: Interactions in the Physical Environment
B1.Natural Processes and Human Activity: analyse some interactions between physical processes, events, and phenomena and human activities in Canada
B2. Influence of the Natural Environment on Human Activity: explain how physical processes and the natural environment influence human activity in Canada
B3.Characteristics of Canada’s Natural Environment: describe some natural processes and key characteristics of the natural environment in Canada

C: Managing Canada’s Resources and Industries
C1. Managing Resources: assess the influence of personal choices and community actions on the use of natural resources in Canada
C2.Canadian Industries: describe the economic, environmental, social, and political significance of selected aspects of Canada’s resources and industries
C3.The Use of Natural Resources: describe the distribution and use of selected natural resources in Canada

D. Changing Populations
D1.Population Trends and Their Impacts: assess the impact on Canadian communities of changes in the characteristics of Canada’s population, and describe ways of responding to these changes
D2. Immigration Trends: analyse recent immigration trends in Canada
D3. Population Characteristics: describe key characteristics of population settlements in Canada and the major demographic characteristics of the Canadian population

E. Liveable Communities
E1. Sustainable Communities: identify factors that affect the sustainability of communities, and describe strategies for improving their sustainability
E2. Impacts of Land Use: analyse impacts of land use in Canada on communities and the natural environment
E3.Patterns of Land Use: describe patterns of land use in their local community

Course Evaluation

Unit Test
Discussion Questions
Audio Podcast