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  1. HUMAN GEOGRAPHY “WHAT IS WHERE, WHY THERE, & WHY CARE?”

  2. WHAT IS 21ST CENTURY LEARING ?

  3. HUMAN GEOGRAPHY • Students completing Human Geography will be able to deepen their understanding of humankinds relationship with their surroundings.

  4. BIG IDEAS

  5. SKILLS VS CONTENT • Geography is not about learning and memorizing content ! • More about analyzing content and making meaningful connections to the real world • Will develop a variety of skills such as: • Interpreting, evaluating and presenting data, • Thinking geographically • Asking powerful questions that lead to deeper understanding of content (geographic inquiry)

  6. POPULATION & DEVELOPMENT • Population Issues: analyze national &global population issues and their implications for Canada • Immigration &Cultural Diversity: describe the diversity of Canada’s population, and assess some social, economic, political, and environmental implications of immigration and diversity for Canada • Demographic Patterns &Trends: analyse patterns of population settlement and various demographic characteristics of the Canadian population • Global Development: Analyse standards of living indicators. How does Canada compare to the rest of the world?

  7. CLIMATE CHANGE • Causes & Consequences: Analyze how the climate is changing our environment globally and locally • Alternative Energy Sources: How can we reduce our reliance on fossil fuels? • Climate Solutions: How can we adapt to a changing climate ?

  8. LIVABLE COMMUNITIES • Impacts of Urban Growth: analyse impacts of urban growth in Canada • Characteristics of Land Use in Canada: analyse characteristics of land use in Surrey & Vancouver • Sustainability Development: analyse issues relating to the sustainability of human systems in Canada (food & transport systems) • Urban Planning: How can the Lower Mainland plan for future population growth ?

  9. GEOGRAPHIC THINKING

  10. GEOGRAPHIC THINKING SKILLS GEOGRAPHICAL PERSPECTIVE • Is concerned with the human and physical features that characterize a place • Every place is unique and connected • Regions are the units by which place is defined • What are the similarities and differences between regions of Canada? INTERRELATIONSHIPS • Focuses on the ways in which human and environmental factors interact & influence each other • Explore various factors & causes of events • Assess the +/- impacts and significance of events • Should we develop the Alberta Tar Sands?

  11. GEOGRAPHIC THINKING SKILLS PATTERNS & TRENDS • How does the variation and distribution of geographic features change over time? • How do places change and stay similar over time? • Where are the changes occurring? Why there? • Geographic Models describe and predict patterns and trends EVIDENCE & INTERPRETATION • Focuses on the evidence used to support ideas about geography and how adequate is the interpretation of that evidence • How do compare standards of living around the world? • Assess multiple types of info sources(GIS, Infographics)

  12. ASSESSMENT FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT Is for purposes of providing evidence of achievement End of unit tests, projects or performance tasks Geographic Inquiry ? Is a process of developing and supporting students’ active participation in their own learning. During the unit, content quizzes, reflection activities

  13. EXPECTATIONS • BE AN ENGAGED LEARNER • TAKE AN ACTIVE ROLE IN YOUR LEARNING & THE ASSESSMENT OF YOUR LEARNING • HELP CREATE A GOOD LEARNING ENVIRONMENT • TRY YOUR BEST ! • GOOD WORK HABITS

  14. EXPECTATIONS: KEY POINTS • BE HERE, ON TIME, READY TO LEARN • PRODUCTIVITY = LESS HOMEWORK IN CLASS • DO YOUR OWN WORK (NO COPYING) • TECHNOLOGY IN CLASS

  15. TECHNOLOGY • AWESOME POTENTIAL FOR LEARNING • Teacher website www.osocials.com • iPads & Freshgrade, Google quizzes, G.I.S. • Technology vs Technology for entertainment for learning & social networking • KEY: Responsible use of technology

  16. LET THE SHOW BEGIN !

  17. HUMAN GEOGRAPHY IS: PEOPLE + PLACE WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE IN THE WHOLE WORLD? WHAT MAKES IT YOUR FAVOURITE?