Geography

What does it mean to be Canadian?  What does Canada mean to you?
Why is it important to study Geography?

Patterns and Sustainability

BIG IDEAS
We need to develop sustainable communities that function within the limits of our natural environment.
Human settlement can cause social, environmental, and economic problems.
Human settlement patterns are affected by the natural environment and also affect the natural environment

Inquiry Questions
If you could choose anywhere in the world to live, where would it be? What criteria would you use to select the location?

  • What questions do you have?
  • What does the topic make you think about?

Lesson 1 Big Ideas and Questions
Lesson 2 Population Density and Distribution
Lesson 3 Settlement in My Community/Where do people live
Lesson 4 Physical Environments and Settlements
Lesson 5 Factors that Affect Human Settlement
Lesson 6 Sustainability (Footprint Calculator)
Lesson 7 Sustainable Communities
Lesson 8 Land Use
Lesson 9 Land Use Conflicts

Consider the following:

Population, density, distribution
Physical environment
Weather and natural climate
Employment – Education
Food
Housing
The Cost of Living – Safety
Health Services
Pollution
Transportation
Accessibility
Technology
Personal connection

To know:
population
population density
population distribution

Economic Development and Quality of Life

Human Development Indicators