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Human Geography: Canada’s Settlement Patterns


Post a comment answering the following questions regarding migration to Canada. Use the following website to help support your answers:

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Human Geography: National Geographic

Human migration is the movement of people from one place in the world to another. Human patterns of movement reflect the conditions of a changing world and impact the cultural landscapes of both the places people leave and the places they settle.


Handouts & Worksheets



1. Discuss the map of human migration around the world.

  • Look at the map Patterns of Human Migration and examine the current patterns of migration across the globe.
    • Note: the thickness of the arrows indicates amounts of people migrating: thicker arrows indicate major migration streams and thinner arrows indicate minor migration streams.
    • Note: the arrows reflect current migration patterns and not composition of populations.

Complete the following attachment and answer:

  1. From which continent(s) are the most people emigrating? (from Asia)
  2. To which continent(s) are the most people immigrating? (to North America)
  3. What is one pattern of migration within North America? (Mexico to the United States)
  4. Why do you think these patterns are happening? (push and pull factors)

Remember some common push factors and pull factors, such as better job opportunities (pull) or war (push).

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If Kitchener was a Village of 100 People – Population Pyramid


Draw a  population pyramid for Kitchener (approximate for each sex, given that 51% are female, 49% are male..).

  1. Download the blank Excel file: kitchener_population_pyramid.xls
  2. Copy the information below into columns:
    • Column A: Ages (right click column, select Format Cells, change it to “Text”)
    • Column B: Total (type in the total number of people of that age group)
    • Column C: Males (=B2*0.49)
    • Column D: Females (=B2*0.51)
  3. Highlight your data and select “Insert: Bar graph”
  4. Include Titles and Labels on your chart
  5. Make it look pretty!
  6. Take a look at the exemplar if you need help: Kitchener_population_pyramid-exemplar


  • 12 people are 0-9 years old.
  • 13 people are 10-19 years old.
  • 15 people are 20-29 years old.
  • 15 people are 30-39 years old.
  • 16 people are 40-49 years old.
  • 13 people are 50-59 years old.
  • 8 people are 60-69 years old.
  • 5 people are 70-79 years old.
  • 3 people are over 80 years old.

Source: Statistics Canada. 2007. Kitchener, Ontario (table). 2006 Community Profiles. 2006 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 92-591-XWE. Ottawa. Released March 13, 2007.


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Patterns in Human Geography – Assignment 2

Grade 8 Geography Project – Country Scrapbook/PPT

Patterns in Human Geography

We will review each of these Patterns in Human Geography concepts in class and discuss how they each relate to our country, Canada. Students are then required to complete the following sections in reference to their own country. Please include the following areas in your Country Scrapbook along with your notes about Canada.

1. Where People Live (20points)

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