Issues In Canadian Geography

Intro to Unlearning Semi-Structured Inquiry Model 

In this introduction to the unlearning model, students will be challenged to think about school in a whole new way.  They will slowly embark on their own unlearning journey through structured inquiry.  Students will be challenged to learn the course curriculum by finding issues that they care about, researching them, using social media, reaching out into the community to make others aware, creating solutions and implementing them.  This model will prepare students to move onto the Open Passion Project Model if they so choose to.


Sept 3 – Nov 10, 2020

Feb 2 – Apr 20, 2021

July 2021

CGC1D – Issues in Canadian Geography Grade 9 

Course of Study

This course 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 geographic 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. 

Prerequisite: None

Credit Value:  1.0


Introduction (25 hours)
Inquiry # 1 (25 hours)
Inquiry # 2 (25 hours)
Inquiry # 3 (25 hours)
Summative Period: (15 hours)

Term Work 70%

  • Research
  • Inquiries
  • Social Media
  • Reflections
  • Podcast

Summative 30%

  • Personal Reflection
  • Curriculum connections
  • Community Outreach

Issues in Canadian Geography

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