Course Title: Grade 9 Issues in Canadian Geography
Course Code: CGC1P
Course Type: Applied
Format: Online School Course
Tuition Fee (CAD): $399
Course Description for CGC1P Grade 9 Issues in Canadian Geography Online Course
Grade 9 Issues in Canadian Geography (CGC1P) examines interrelationships within and between Canada’s natural and human systems and how these systems interconnect with those in other parts of the world. Students will explore environmental, economic, and social geographic issues relating to topics such as transportation options, energy choices, and urban development. Students will apply the concepts of geographical thinking and the geographic inquiry process, including spatial technologies, to investigate various geographic issues and to develop possible approaches for making Canada a more sustainable place in which to live.
Summary of Units and Timelines for Grade 9 Issues in Canadian Geography CGC1P
Below is the suggested sequence of course unit delivery as well as the recommended number of hours to complete the respective unit. For complete details of targeted expectations within each unit and activity, please see each Unit Overview found in the CGC1P course profile.
|Unit Order||Unit Name||Suggested Time|
|Unit 1||Introduction to Canadian Geography||10 hours|
|Unit 2||Canada’s Physical Environment||15 hours|
|Unit 3||Resource Management and Industry||25 hours|
|Mid Semester Point|
|Unit 4||Changing Populations||20 hours|
|Unit 5||Livable Communities||25 hours|
|Unit 6||Course Summative (Independent Study)||15 hours|
- Spatial Significance: This concept requires students to determine the importance of a place or region . They explore the connections that exist between the geographical location and physical characteristics of a site and analyse the unique relationships that exist in and between the natural and human environments in a particular place . Students come to understand that the significance of the same place may be different for humans, animals, and plants.
- Patterns and Trends: This concept requires students to recognize characteristics that are similar and that repeat themselves in a natural or human environment (patterns) and characteristics or traits that exhibit a consistent tendency in a particular setting over a period of time (trends). The characteristics may be spatial, social, economic, physical or environmental. Students analyse connections between characteristics to determine patterns; they analyse connections between those characteristics over time to determine trends.
- Interrelationships: This concept requires students to explore connections within and between natural and human environments. The interconnected parts of an environment or environments work together to form a system. Students must understand the relationships that exist within a system and then critically analyse the relationships between systems to determine the impact they have on one another.
- Geographic Perspective: This concept requires students to consider the environmental, economic, political, and/or social implications of the issues, events, developments, and/or phenomena that they are analysing. In order to solve problems, make decisions or judgements, or formulate plans of action effectively, students need to develop their ability to examine issues from multiple perspectives.
Examples of accommodations (but not limited to) include:
- Adjustment and or extension of time required to complete assignments or summative tasks
- Providing alternative assignments or summative tasks
- Use of scribes and/or other assistive technologies
- Simplifying the language of instruction
Teachers will bring additional resources and teaching materials that provide a rich and diverse learning environment. Units in this course profile make specific reference to the intended textbook for this course but can be substituted for any relevant and approved text.