Table of Contents for IAP Geography

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The following resources are helpful to parents and teachers:

  1. Book: Supporting Successful Transition from Primary to Secondary School by Tina Rae (2014)
  2. Book: Book: Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv (2008)
  3. Book: Digital Tools for Teaching: 30 E-tools for Collaborating, Creating, and Publishing across the Curriculum by Steve Johnson (2013)
  4. DVD video: Canadian Popular Music in the '60's, '70's & '80's by EMI Music Canada (2012)
  5. DVD video: Canada: A People's History produced by Mark Starowicz (2001).
  6. Book: Fire in the Bones: Bill Mason and the Canadian Canoeing Tradition by James Raffan (1999)

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Please NOTE. This course was posted in 2010 and is now out of date. Please contact your school curriculum head, curriculum coordinator at your school board and Ontario Association for Geographic and Environmental Education/ Association and Ontario History and Social Science Teachers' Association (OHASSTA) for help to develop your Canadian Geography (CGC1P) course.

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Textbooks for the IAP Geography Course

Table of Contents for IAP Geography from 2009 to 2010

The following is a suggested Table of Contents for the IAP Geography course taught by David and Scott.


  1. Title Page | marks C=__/10
  2. Table of Contents for IAP Geography | marks C=__/10
  3. David and Scott's Expectations | marks C=__/2
  4. Map of Canada from Memory | handed in? __yes or __no
  5. Canadian Geography Newspaper Article and five sentence summary | marks T=__/10
  6. Test your knowledge with the Capital Cities of Canada flashcards
  7. Political Map of Canada | marks C=__/20
  8. My Connections Circle | marks C=__/5
  9. Ten Reasons to Participate in the Terry Fox Run on Friday, September 25, 2009 | handed in? __yes or __no
  10. Map of Canada Labelled Showing Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope Run and use this interactive map | marks C=__/20
  11. Introducing Canada
    * Video notes on "O Canada" from NFB Video (2:14 minutes)Passport to Canada C=__/10
    * Video notes on "Postcards from Canada" from NFB Video (41 minutes)Passport to Canada C=__/10
    * Video notes on "Transit:Life-People, Fauna and Flora" from NFB Video (41 minutes)Passport to Canada C=__/10
  12. Comparing Canada to Other Nations- Note Taking (Making Connections textbook page 10 and 11) and Country at a Glance from the United Nations CyberSchoolBus | marks T=__/20
  13. Video Notes on "What is Geography? | marks C=__/5
  14. Reflection on the Finlayson Field Centre Field Trip. Geography perspective. | marks A=__/10
  15. CBC Radio Reading and Questions | marks T=__/15
  16. Mapping with Geotechnology
    *What is GPS? | marks T=__/5
    *Name the brand of GPS receiver used in Terra Cotta and in our class. user manual | marks T=__/2
    *What is Geocaching? | marks T=__/2
    *List five (5) points about listing cache to use for Geocaching | marks T=__/5
    *Activity: Create a cache, hide the cache, register and report the cache on A=__/20

Physical Systems

  1. Systems and How They Work
  2. Theories on How and When The Earth Was Formed
  3. Forces Building and Wearing Down the Land
    * Shaping the Land handout. Use textbook Geography Now. | marks T=__/20
  4. Moving Continents
  5. The Work of Water
    * The Water Cycle handout. Use textbook Geography Now. | marks T=__/15
  6. The Work of Ice
    * Watch the film "The Rise and Fall of the Great Lakes" from the NFB (National Film Board of Canada) and write a summary paragraph of what you learned about glaciation and geology. | marks C=__/10
  7. Climate Patterns
    * Video notes on "Transit:Air-Climate" from NFB Video (41 minutes)Passport to Canada C=__/10
  8. Factors that Affect Climate
  9. The Work of Weathering
  10. Video: The Ice Storm of 1998
  11. Types of Natural vegetation
  12. Soil Patterns
  13. Factors that Affect Soil Development
  14. Permafrost of the North
  15. Protecting Lands and Natural Systems
  16. Citizen Action and Advocating for the Environment
  17. Maps of Canada from NASA missions
  18. Satellite map of the Great Lakes
  19. Significant Facts About Canada
  20. Do some quizzes from the Atlas of Canada

Human Systems

  1. Canada's Aboriginal Peoples
  2. Aboriginal Land Claims
  3. Aboriginal Treaty Rights
  4. Developing Human Systems in Nunavut
  5. Immigration Patterns and Issues
    * Video notes for Immigration from "Land of Hope:Volume 1- Joe Mah, Chinese Labourer" from NFB Video (41 minutes)Passport to Canada C=__/10
  6. Factors that Affect Immigration
  7. Destinations for Immigrants To Canada
  8. Dealing with Ignorance and Discrimination
  9. Population Distribution and Density
  10. Resource Based Communities
  11. Rural-to-Urban Migration
  12. Canada's Aging Population
  13. Urban Land Uses
  14. Urban Poverty Issues
  15. Primary Industries in Canada
    * Summary of Field Trip to the Horse Farm. Include your thoughts on goals and barriers. | marks A=__/20
  16. Renewable Natural Resources
  17. Non-Renewable Natural Resources
  18. Flow Natural Resources
  19. Secondary Industries in Canada
  20. Canadian Manufacturing and the Global Economy
  21. Service Industries- Tertiary and Quaternary Industries
  22. Regional Disparities in Canada
  23. Education Issues
  24. Housing and Homeless Issues
  25. Health Care Crisis
  26. Shoot some local photos and upload to

Environmental Challenges

  1. Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK)
  2. Ecological Footprint
  3. Becoming An Environmental Steward
  4. Canada's Energy Sources
  5. Alternative Energy Sources
  6. Energy Megaprojects
  7. Sustainable Development
  8. The Responsibilities of the Three Levels of Government
  9. Greenbelt Plan of Southern Ontario
  10. Schoolyard Naturalization Planning and Practical Project
  11. "St. Lawrence: Stairway to the Sea"In this spectacular feature-length documentary, oceanographer Jacques Cousteau and an NFB crew sail up the St. Lawrence River to the Great Lakes on board the specially equipped vessel, the Calypso. They explore the countryside from their helicopter and plumb the depths of the waters in their diving saucer. They encounter shipwrecks, the Manicouagan power dam, Niagara Falls, the locks of the St. Lawrence Seaway and an underwater chase with caribou.

Canada and the World

  1. Quality of Life
  2. Indicators of Quality of Life
  3. Consumption of Resources by Canadians
  4. Canada's Trade Partners
  5. Canada's Imports and Exports
  6. Trading Agreements: GATT, NAFTA
  7. Travel and Tourism: A World Trade
  8. Impacts of Tourism
  9. Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
  10. Humans Rights
  11. Environmental Rights
  12. DART
  13. Non-governmental Organizations (NGO)
  14. Safety and Security
  15. The United Nations (UN)
  16. NATO
  17. NORAD
  18. La Francophonie
  19. Commonwealth of Nations
  20. Peacekeeping
  21. Fear and Terrorism
  22. Environmental Agreements
  23. Ecosystem Assessment
  24. Protecting Our Natural Resources
  25. Maps of Canada

Geography Resources

  1. Glossary for Canadian Geography
  2. Listen to the Canadian World Studies Glossary Write down the term and definition for 10 words you are unfamiliar with. | marks C=__/10
  3. Literacy Hints, Organizing Ideas, Study Skills, Presentations, Problem Solving, Vocabulary, Writing (textbook pages 258-265)
  4. Geography Homework Help Links

Performance Tasks and Research Projects

  1. Research Skills (textbook page 263) and Visit to the Public Library
  2. Research Project Technology Use in Geography A= ____/ 75
  3. National Park of Canada Project | C=__/20 T=__/20 A=__/50
  4. Performance Task: Making a Difference At Home: Becoming Environmentally Friendly (textbook pages 196-197)
  5. Performance Task: Canada and International Sports (textbook pages 256-257)
  6. Careers in Geography and Geotechnology
  7. Geography Related Community Service Projects- You need 40 hours!| handed in? __yes or __no

Geography Games

  1. Great Canadian Geography Challenge Competition Questions
  2. The Great Canadian Clean-up Play our new game and help Larry the Leaf keep Canada's environment green! - from Canadian Geographic magazine onlne
  3. Nature’s Orchestra Create your own symphony of natural sound with this interactive Flash piece! - from Canadian Geographic magazine onlne
  4. Fun Facts About Canada
  5. More geography Games