Canadian and World Issues:A Geographic Analysis (CGW4U) with David

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David Spencer's Education Paragon is a free educational resource portal helping David Spencer's secondary school students, their parents and teaching colleagues with understanding, designing, applying and delivering assessment, curriculum, educational resources, evaluation and literacy skills accurately and effectively. This wiki features educational resources for Indigenous Aboriginal education, field trips for educators, law and justice education, music education and outdoor, environmental and experiential education. Since our web site launch on September 27, 2006, online site statistics and web rankings indicate there are currently 1,888 pages and 20,185,651 page views using 7.85 Gig of bandwidth per month. Pages are written, edited, published and hosted by Brampton, Ontario, Canada based educator David Spencer. On social media, you may find David as @DavidSpencerEdu on Twitter, as DavidSpencerdotca on and DavidSpencer on Prezi. Please send your accolades, feedback and resource suggestions to David Spencer. Share on social media with the hashtag #EducationParagon. Thank you for visiting. You may contact David Spencer here.

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 This course was posted in 2010 and is now out of date.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 and World Issues:A Geographic Analysis (CGW4U) course.

Canadian and World Issues:A Geographic Analysis (CGW4U) with David

The following Canadian and World Issues course was designed in the year 2003 for an alternative secondary school setting by educator David Spencer. Please note that this educator no longer uses these materials and the following lessons and units are now out of date. To create an up to date CGW4U course, please refer to the curriculum the Ontario Ministry of Education Grades 11 and 12: Canadian and World Studies, 2005, (revised)

Course Code: CGW4U

Course Description: The Canadian and World Issues course examines the global challenges of creating a sustainable and equitable future, focusing on current issues that illustrate these challenges. Students will investigate a range of topics, including cultural, economic, and geopolitical relationships, regional disparities in the ability to meet basic human needs, and protection of the natural environment. Students will use geotechnologies and skills of geographic inquiry and analysis to develop and communicate balanced opinions about the complex issues facing Canada and a world that is interdependent and constantly changing.

Achievement Chart

Categories ---Percentage of the Course

Knowledge and Understanding: 15%

Thinking: 20%

Communication: 15%

Application: 20%

Culminating Unit: 15%

Final Evaluation: 15%

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  • CU Part One Due today. Arrive early and pick up a number for the cue to sit down with your teacher to show the progress of your CU Part One. Worth CU= ___/28 marks
  • Make jot notes on the video "It Takes A Child" about Free The Children founder Craig Kielburger. You may also learn about the background of Free the Children. Worth C= ___/10 marks
  • Unit 5: Population and Demography Issues assigned.
  • Study for Test # 1 on Units 1,2,3 (Culminating Unit) and Unit 4 held next Monday March 30. The questions are in multiple choice, definitions, short answer and long answer format.

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  • Write Test # 2 on Units 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. The questions are in multiple choice, definitions, short answer and long answer format.
  • Unit 10: Five Year Letter is due.

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  • View your Final Summative Assessment and final mark