Teachers are provided with 16 in-depth lessons to help their students explore and understand natural resources around the world use and sustainability. Natural resource topics covered: types, issues, extraction methods, perspectives on use, the impact of use, environmental concerns and energy types.
-Ontario Social Studies Curriculum 2013 Grade 7 Geography Strand B
**Regular and Reliable Internet Is Required For This Unit
**Research is not included for inquiry stations. Students must gather the research themselves from a textbook, non-fiction books or online sources.
**This resource is NOT editable.
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Grade 7 Geography Strand A
1. Introduction - Canada: A Land of Natural Resources (As/Of Learning)
2. What is a Natural Resource? (As/For Learning)
3. Where are Natural Resources Located in Canada? (For/As Learning)
4. Where are Natural Resources Located in the World? (As Learning)
5. What Makes Natural Resources Valuable? (As Learning)
6. How Do Humans Meet Their Needs and Wants (As Learning)
7. Natural Resources Quiz (Of Learning)
8. Perspectives On Natural Resource Use (As Learning)
9. Current Events Assignment (As/Of Learning)
10. Natural Resources Extraction Methods (As Learning)
11. Effects of Natural Resource Extraction (As Learning)
12. Environmental Responses to Resource Extraction (For/As/Of Learning)
13. Taking Action: Organizations That Care (As/Of Learning)
14. National Resources Inquiry Assignment (As/Of Learning)
15. Personal Plan of Action (Of Learning)
16. Unit Test (Of Learning)
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Grade 7 Geography Strand A
-detailed unit plan with readings, videos, news articles, website links
-16 engaging lessons
-assessment for, of and as learning breakdown
-lessons divided up with title pages for easy access
-lots of variety and student choice on assignments
-detailed teacher and student directions
-Q Chart to help students formulate good questions
-inquiry-based learning (Research is not included for inquiry stations. Students must gather the research themselves from a textbook, non-fiction books or online sources. Website suggestions provided.)
-Case Study on Canadian Diamonds vs. Conflict Diamonds
-inquiry stations research folder cover pages
-inquiry station cards with detailed instructions
-inquiry station graphic organizers to help students with their research
-oral presentation assessment rubric
-geographic content assessment rubric
-writing assessment rubric
-a variety of assessment formats (inquiry, assignments, quiz and test)
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