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The Canadian Geographic Challenge

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The Can Geo Challenge is a great program that gets students excited about learning geography and the world around them. Here are 5 reasons why teachers across Canada love participating, and why you should too.

  1. It is free!
  2. It is available in French and English.
  3. Teachers can choose how to administer the challenge. This year, we are offering three ways students can participate in the challenge; online, downloaded as a pdf or use a projector to display the questions.
  4. All school winners receive a medal, certificate and a one-year subscription to Canadian Geographic.
  5. It’s connected to your curriculum. Our updated questions allow students to explore topics from basic map reading skills to physical landforms, human interactions and global communities.

For more information visit http://challenge.canadiangeographic.ca/

The Critical Thinking Consortium - Grade 7 Geography unit

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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:

  • Humans have always lived in response to Earth’s physical patterns.
  • The physical world is changing because of natural and human activity.
  • The global community can learn to respond sustainably to the opportunities and challenges presented by our changing environment.

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.

 

http://tc2.ca/inquiry-pacs/ontario/geography_7a/

Mining Matters Teacher's Day

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Sunday, March 6, 2016
9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Ontario
 
This year's theme, "Mining our Business" will have teachers exploring two important areas in the fields of education and industry, those being, safety and skills development. Registration is now open!
 

Release of the Curriculum Policy Document for Canadian and World Studies, Grades 11 & 12, 2015

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The curriculum policy document for The Ontario Curriculum, Canadian and World Studies, Grades 11 & 12, 2015 has been posted on the Ministry of Education website for school boards, schools, and other education stakeholders. Print documents will be distributed to schools and school boards shortly. Mandatory implementation of the document begins in September 2015.

http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/curriculum/secondary/canworld.html

OAGEE Award of Distinction - Mark Lowry

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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.
 
In my short time as President of OAGEE, I have been able to personally hand this Award to several people that made me want to be a part of OAGEE and be a better Geography teacher. The 2014 OAGEE Award of Distinction was presented to Mark Lowry.