7 Geography

A. Physical Patterns in a Changing World
B. Natural Resources around the World: Use and Sustainability

Ontario Social Studies Curriculum (2013).pdf

Sept – Oct: Physical Patterns in a Changing World

A1. Application: analyse some challenges and opportunities presented by the physical environment and ways in which people have responded to them

  • FOCUS ON: Spatial Significance; Interrelationships

A2. Inquiry: use the geographic inquiry process to investigate the impact of natural events and/or human activities that change the physical environment, exploring the impact from a geographic perspective

  • FOCUS ON: Geographic Perspective

A3. Understanding Geographic Context: demonstrate an understanding of significant patterns in Earth’s physical features and of some natural processes and human activities that create and change those features (FOCUS ON: Patterns and Trends; Spatial Significance)

Nov – Jan: Natural Resources around the World: Use and Sustainability

B1. Application: analyse aspects of the extraction/harvesting and use of natural resources in different regions of the world, and assess ways of preserving these resources (FOCUS ON: Spatial Significance; Interrelationships)

B2. Inquiry: use the geographic inquiry process to investigate issues related to the impact of the extraction/harvesting and/or use of natural resources around the world from a geographic perspective (FOCUS ON: Geographic Perspective)

B3. Understanding Geographic Context: demonstrate an understanding of the sources and use of different types of natural resources and of some of the effects of the extraction/harvesting and use of these resources (FOCUS ON: Spatial Significance; Geographic Perspective)

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