Ontario Inquiry-pac Grade 7 Geography unit
Physical Patterns in a Changing World
Are you searching for a way to engage students in realistic yet hopeful discussions about our physical environments and the changing patterns created by human impact?
This package of dynamic online resources provides everything you need to implement the new Ontario grade 7 geography strand A curriculum through exciting, ongoing inquiry with your students. Including 17 lessons and all required teacher and student materials, this unit guides students in considering the overarching question: How should we respond to our changing Earth? The ongoing critical challenge for students throughout the unit is to create a compelling multi-media “message to the world” to communicate powerful ideas and inspiring examples that will help us respond sustainably to our changing Earth. The broad understandings nurtured include:
TC2 worked for over a year to develop a cascading curriculum plan that incorporates the curriculum expectations and highlights current and relevant geographic issues and themes. In addition, TC2 is committed to incorporating more First Nations, Metis and Inuit perspectives into the unit.
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Often we fail to recognize the contributions of our fellow teachers as they develop new approaches to enhance teaching effectiveness in order to improve students’ learning. This teacher has contributed a lifetime’s worth of work towards the betterment of Geographic and Environmental Education.
OAGEE continually seeks to improve geographic & environmental education in the Province of Ontario.
The 2015 OAGEE Award of Distinction was presented to
Anne Smith Mansfield
The OAGEE Award of Distinction is presented to an Ontario Educator who is passionate about and exemplifies great Geographic education within the Province of Ontario.
|Shawn Hughes and Anne Smith Mansfield|
RCGS Fellows: Mike Farley, John Geiger, Anne Smith Mansfield, Lew French, Kim Wallace, Paul VanZant
Many Fellows from the The Royal Canadian Geographical Society (R.C.G.S.) attended the conference and recognized Anne for her contributions to Geographic education in Ontario. Only 2 years ago, the R.C.G.S. recognized Anne Smith Mansfield for her significant contributions to geographic literacy in Canada with the 2013 Geographic Literacy Award.
OAGEE would like to thank the 2015 Fall Conference Committee @ the University of Toronto Schools for a very successful conference. I hope that these folks have an opportunity to enjoy a well-deserved rest as they've spent the last year planning this conference in order to provide our teachers with current and relevant professional development. Great work team!
Shawn Hughes, Lew French, Linda Gollick, Paul Hackl, Ling Wong, Torie Abbots, Mike Farley (Conference Chair), Richard Cook, Ewan Geddes