Class#

Date

Period

Topics

Resources / Homework

1

Tue, 20 Sep

2

Categories and percentage of final mark

Description

Knowledge/Understanding 40%

Subject-specific content acquired, and the comprehension of its meaning and significance

Inquiry 10%

Creative problem solving/questioning

Communication 20%

The conveying of meaning through various forms, oral, written, visual

Application 20%

The use of knowledge and skills to make connections within and between various contexts.

Exam 10%


Unit Title

Content

1. Demographics

Population: Distribution, density, characteristics

2.Economic Geography

Economic systems, the changing economy, distribution of wealth, women in the work place, NAFTA, Globalization

3.Migration

Barriers, Cultural Impacts, Canada


  1. Mutual respect. No puts downs. Everyone has something valid to say. You have my respect and I expect the same from you.
  2. Come to class on time. Punctuality is key to your success in my classroom. ( if you are late enter the class quietly, do not disturb other students, I will expect an apology and explanation at the end of class.
  3. Come prepared to work and begin each class with the primer question before being asked.
  4. Give your best effort. Mediocrity stays in the hall, and “good enough” is only good enough for the garbage can.
  5. Always Raise you hand to speak
  6. When I raise my hand:

· Stop what you are doing and freeze

· All eyes must be on Mr. Kowaltschuk

· Listen to instructions and do not re-start your work until Mr. Kowaltschuk has finished talking.

Multiple Intelligences Survey #1

Multiple Intelligences Survey #2

True Colours Survey

2

Wed, 21 Sep

4

Hans Rosling Video What is the world's populations like today?

Vocab

Childhood survival is the only way to stop long term population growth.

Family Planning

Poverty to education to use of technology to childhood survival

Industrialized world vs developing world no longer exists.

The West

Emerging economies

It is now a continuous world, but bigger gap between the rich and the poor.

3

Wed, 28 Sep

2

Add a my profile section to your onenote binder and a Learning skills section

Population Vocabulary: Copy the table into your onenote demographics section and then work in groups of two to find definitions for the terms and add them to your notes

Demographics and Population Studies.

Death Rate

Natural Increase

G.D.P.

H.D.I.

Fertility Rate

Doubling Time

Literacy Rate

N.G.O.

Infant Mortality Rate

Birth Rate

G.D.P. per capita Life Expectancy per capita

What is Life Expectancy? please go through this power point with your working partner Web Site 2011-2012/LifeExpectancy.pptx

complete any outstanding surveys from lst class then try this one MI survey # 3 then try this one Learning style inventory. Make sure each of your results is ending up in your onenote notebook in a section called my Profile

Exit Slip Question: What is the connection between poverty and population growth?

 

Test Oct 11 on Geo vocabulary and text pages G24 to G34

4

Thu, 29 Sep

4

Please have students share a text book in pairs. Text Books and Atlases are on my desk

In their OneNote Notebooks under Demographics students should create a new page called Population Patterns pages G24 to G34

 

Students should use the textbook's subtitles to create their own notes summarizing key points .  Each paragraph in the text book represents one sentence in their notes. Students should pay close attention to the blue sticky notes on each page including completing any activities described there.

 

In addition to the Blue sticky note activities students should complete the thinking it over questions on page G31 and G34

 

5

Thu, 06 Oct

2

Ensure your notes are up to date before the test next class

 

Begin working on question sheets from the web page linked below.

6

Tue, 11 Oct

4

Test today

Demographics and Population Studies Vocabulary

Death Rate

Natural Increase

G.D.P.

H.D.I.

Fertility Rate

Doubling Time

Literacy Rate

N.G.O.

Infant Mortality Rate

Birth Rate

G.D.P. per capita Life Expectancy per capita

Text book pages Web Site 2011-2012/text pages 24-34.pdf:

  1. Linear , scattered and clustered populations
  2. Reading a population map
  3. Factors that affect populations

When you finish the test please download and start the work below

http://www-popexpo.ined.fr/english.html Use this link to complete the  2 Question sheets below.

Web Site 09 10/Geo 8/6 Billion People Question sheet part 1.pdf

Web Site 09 10/Geo 8/6 Billion People Question sheet part 2.pdf

 

7

Tue, 18 Oct

2

What is Demographic Transition? this is the question

you will attempt to answer with the resources below


1. http://www.ined.fr/en/everything_about_population/animations/world_population/


2.   Read and take notes from your text book pages 36  to 39 , remember to pay close attention to the blue sticky notes and the green questions.

 

3. When you finish your notes click and watch the video link below.

http://desip.igc.org/mapanim.html

8

Wed, 19 Oct

4

What is Demographic Transition? this is the question

you will attempt to answer with the resources below


1. http://www.ined.fr/en/everything_about_population/animations/world_population/


2.   Read and take notes from your text book pages 36  to 39 , remember to pay close attention to the blue sticky notes and the green questions.

 

3. When you finish your notes click and watch the video link below.

http://desip.igc.org/mapanim.html

9

Wed, 26 Oct

2

Question Answer Check list:

1. Your answer should include 2 references to the video you watched.

2. Your answer should include 2 references to the text book pages you read. specifically the major 3 revolutions and their effects upon causes of past population booms. 7 application marks

If you didn't finish your paragraph please finish for homework

10

Thu, 27 Oct

4

Current World Population:

6,995,856,072

Make your own Pyramid!!!! Yeah!!

 

Population Pyramids: Read and follow the instructions on the handouts below and print the Graph Template to create your own population pyramid. Use a ruler and pencil to make sure your pyramid is identical in design to the example pyramid in the handout.
Handout 1
Handout 2
Handout 3
Handout 4

11

Thu, 03 Nov

2

Finish your pyramid and get on to Hand out # 3 and 4

Study for your geo test on November 16th

12

Fri, 04 Nov

4

 

 

http://www.census.gov/population/international/data/idb/informationGateway.php

H.D.I and Population Pyramids

1. Using the http://hdr.undp.org/en/statistics/Tables choose three top ten countries and ten bottom countries.

2. Use the http://www.census.gov/population/international/data/idb/informationGateway.php web site to examine the pyramids for your country and describe the shape and patterns of developed vs. developing pyramids.

3. What is the relationship between the H.D.I and the shape of a countries population pyramid , include your knowledge of population characteristics and baby booms in your response 

Natural Increase
Life expectancy
Birth Rate
Death Rate
Fertility Rate
Doubling Time
Infant mortality Rate
GDP
GDP per capita
Literacy Rate

http://www.heavygames.com/3rdworldfarmer/gameframe.asp

13

Tue, 15 Nov

2

Finish and submit your pyramid analysis in OneNote. Make sure it is in the demographics section so I can find it easily and mark it.

 

Also make sure your handouts number three and four from the population pyramid work are finished so they can be marked as well.

 

If you are finished all of these things you may play the game linked below for the rest of the class.

 

http://www.heavygames.com/3rdworldfarmer/gameframe.asp

 

14

Wed, 16 Nov

4

Test Today:

Creating population Pyramids

Analyzing population pyramids ( using population Characteristics to describe a countries pyramid)

Demographic Transition: stages, what causes population growth, where on the model is the greatest population growth, where on the graph would a very high development country be?, where on the graph would a very low development country be?

Web-Site-2011-2012/Demographic Transition Definition - Exemplar answer

 

Game:

http://www.heavygames.com/3rdworldfarmer/gameframe.asp

15

Wed, 23 Nov

2

Begin Mind Map of Population Characteristics

16

Thu, 24 Nov

4

Library Day #1

 

Martin Juan Kinesthetic Visual Spatial green Kinesthetic
Almuina Pica Elliot Linguistic Musical orange Musical
Zhou Gary logical mathematical Linguistic blue Kinesthetic
Wang Tiger Musical Visual Spatial Gold Musical
Sifton Tyler Kinesthetic Interpersonal Orange  

 

Lugo Jose Linguistic Naturalist Gold Kinesthetic
Lisin Artiom Musical Visual Spatial Gold Linguistic
Van Eeden Dylan Musical intrapersonal Green Musical
Daguiam Nicholas Musical Kinesthetic Orange Logical Mathematical

 

Buchan John Linguistic Linguistic Orange Kinesthetic
Dragasevich Jadyn Musical Linguistic Green Musical
Wang Tiger Musical Visual Spatial Gold Musical
Gomes Brandon Intrapersonal Kinesthetic Orange Kinesthetic
Charur Ricardo Orange Kinesthetic

 

MacKenzie Cabot Musical Interpersonal Orange  
Hajj Andres Visual Spatial Musical Orange Visual Spatial
Smith-Voudouris Julian Musical Interpersonal Orange Kinesthetic
Naqvi Zain logical mathematical   Green Logical mathematical
Godonaga Vitaly Musical Musical Gold Musical

 

17

Thu, 01 Dec

2

Library Day #2

Echo Cohort: The aspect of work that Gen Y doesn't know!

 

Echo: Open the door, but not just yet: It's foolish to invite immigrants in to find work just as Canadian boomers' children are entering the job market, says demographer DAVID FOOT

 

 

18

Fri, 02 Dec

4

19

Fri, 09 Dec

2

 

 

Boom Bust Echo Take point form notes in the form of a table on your cohort from Boom Bust Echo. 

 

Managing Millennial

 

20

Mon, 12 Dec

4

Practice Quiz Again

21

Mon, 19 Dec

2

Real Quiz For Real Today

Group Member Tracking Sheet.docx

22

Tue, 20 Dec

4

23

Fri, 13 Jan

2

Continue with group work

24

Mon, 16 Jan

4

Review of Rubric

 

Finalize and polish your presentations for next class

Complete your self assessment Web Site 2011-2012/Self assessment.docx and submit it to Mr. Kowaltschuk, assessments must be signed and approved by your other groups members before they can be submitted.

25

Mon, 23 Jan

2

Add three new connections to your concept map

 

Begin looking for anomalies!!

26

Tue, 24 Jan

4

Types of Economies and Economic sectors.

 

Game: what are the world's ten biggest companies?  What companies currently generate the most profits? Which companies employee the most people?

Read and take notes in your text book pages 66 - 73

  • Take notes on each paragraph
  • Get definitions for all bolded terms
  • Complete all blue  notes and activities on each page as your read.

27

Wed, 01 Feb

2

Presentations will begin today

28

Thu, 02 Feb

4

29

Thu, 09 Feb

2

Read and take notes in your text book pages 66 - 73

  • Take notes on each paragraph
  • Get definitions for all bolded terms
  • Complete all blue  notes and activities on each page as your read.

Read and take notes in your text book pages 75-92

  • Take notes on each paragraph
  • Get definitions for all bolded terms
  • Complete all blue  notes and activities on each page as your read.

Design a poster to promote the economic system of your choice: Poster must demonstrate understanding of the economic system based on your notes and the case studies you have read.   Use standard letter size paper and print in colour.  Mixed, Market, or Command.(There is an exemplar poster posted at the back of the geo class for a mixed economy)

Geo 8/poster assignment rubric.pdf

Pages 75-87 command and market

pages 90-95 Mixed.

When you finish each assignment please show it to Mr. Kowaltschuk

Finish notes on a market economy from page 75 - 92

30

Fri, 10 Feb

4

Design a poster to promote the economic system of your choice: Poster must demonstrate understanding of the economic system based on your notes and the case studies you have read.   Use standard letter size paper and print in colour.  Mixed, Market, or Command.(There is an exemplar poster posted at the back of the geo class for a mixed economy)

Geo 8/poster assignment rubric.pdf

Pages 75-87 command and market

pages 90-95 Mixed.

31

Tue, 21 Feb

2

Great Canadian Geo challenge!!

32

Wed, 22 Feb

4

Please show students the first 25 minutes of the movie black gold.  Only the first 25 minutes !!!!!

 

Students should spend the rest of the class adding 3 more connections on the concept maps of population characteristics.  Including an explanation of the connection, the correlation and a graph from gapminder.org

33

Wed, 29 Feb

2

Flow chart or Prezi on the sectors of any economy

 

Using the text book pages 96 to 100 create a flow chart to track the fashion industry through primary secondary and tertiary industries.  As an extension try and add the information sector to your chart.  You can use Prezzi or Inspiration to create your flow chart. your chart should reflect an accurate reading of the text book

 

Check list for flow chart

Sectors of the fashion Industry Description of process Example company picture
Primary      
Secondary      
Tertiary      
Information      
Accurate representation of info from the text book      
      15 marks.

 

34

Thu, 01 Mar

4

The Information sector comprises establishments engaged in the following processes: (a) producing and distributing information and cultural products, (b) providing the means to transmit or distribute these products as well as data or communications, and (c) processing data.

The main components of this sector are the publishing industries, including software publishing, the motion picture and sound recording industries, the broadcasting and telecommunications industries, and the information services and data processing industries.

 

Finish and Submit your Prezi or flow chart, Check out Alonso's Prezi for great ideas!

http://prezi.com/z0s1pjnqfqqo/sectors/

 

Complete the putting it all together activity on page 82 and 83 in your text book, Copy the map and questions into OneNote

 

35

Thu, 08 Mar

2

Watch the preview for Blood in the Mobile, http://bloodinthemobile.org/  What are you impressions of the clip? What are you feeling or thinking while you watch?

36

Tue, 27 Mar

4

1. Choose your anomaly country from one of your graphs with a correlation.  Remember you only need one anomaly country.

2. Now you must formulate your anomaly Question.  What makes the country an anomaly on the graph you have chosen?

3. Once you formulate your question you must begin collecting data on your anomaly country from the set of www.gapminder.org  Copy and paste several relevant stats into OneNote for your country.

4. Copy and paste a copy of the current population pyramid for your country.  Population Pyramids of the World

5. Finally use microsoft encarta and Wikipedia to begin your research. Using the following subtitles:

Social/ Cultural Factors

 

Economic Factors

 

Political Factors

 

Examples:

Question:

What correlation would you expect to see between education and number of cell phone subscribers and why? ( use an example country and use the term developed or developing) 

 

Prediction:

I would expect to see a positive correlation for example in a developed country like Canada people have a high literacy rate and lots of cell phones. Wealthy nations with strong economies have money to spend on things like education and internet and wireless technology. Countries with a high quality of life have excellent education systems and good access to technology. Developed countries have high literacy rates and are therefore likely to have good wireless technology/cellular systems and be able to use technology.   Undeveloped countries have been left without the ability to pay for things like technology and education.

 

 

Anomaly questions: Why do Turkmenistan have a very high literacy rate and very few cell phone users?

 

 

37

Tue, 03 Apr

2

Some groups Video:

 

http://www.the-map-as-history.com/demos/tome05/index.php 

 

Some groups Reading: (first four paragraphs)

 

http://www.beyondintractability.org/bi-essay/post-colonial


Mind Map of Video
Lander
Cayne Visual Spatial Musical
Lisin Artiom Musical Visual Spatial
Flow Chart of Video
Wang
Tiger Musical Visual Spatial
Hajj Andres Visual Spatial Musical
Inspiration Timeline of Video with appropriate theme song for timeline

MacKenzie
Cabot Musical Interpersonal
Smith-Voudouris Julian Musical Interpersonal
Van Eeden Dylan Musical intrapersonal
Timeline for the reading reading. ( may require a little extra research)

Naqvi
Zain logical mathematical  
Zhou Gary logical mathematical Linguistic
Summary paragraph of the reading
Crawford
Andrew Linguistic Musical
Almuina Pica Elliot Linguistic Musical
Buchan John Linguistic Linguistic
Poster advertising British Empire based on the Video
Lugo
Jose Linguistic Naturalist
Dragasevich Jadyn Musical Linguistic
Short skit of the reading
Gomes
Brandon Intrapersonal Kinesthetic
Martin Juan Kinesthetic Visual Spatial
Short Skit of the video
Sifton
Tyler Kinesthetic Interpersonal
Daguiam Nicholas Musical Kinesthetic

38

Wed, 04 Apr

4

1. Choose your anomaly country from one of your graphs with a correlation.  Remember you only need one anomaly country.

2. Now you must formulate your anomaly Question.  What makes the country an anomaly on the graph you have chosen?

3. Once you formulate your question you must begin collecting data on your anomaly country from the set of www.gapminder.org  Copy and paste several relevant stats into OneNote for your country.

Stats:

Population

Literacy

Health and Wealth

Economy, Market , mixed

Jobs: Primary, ….

Government: democracy

Birth Rate

Death Rate

Religion

General Culture

Life Expectancy

Population pyramid

Environment: water, Co2, pollution

Where ??? www.Google.com , Microsoft Encarta Student , www.Wikipedia.com , www.Gapminder.org , www.BBC.com

 

4. Copy and paste a copy of the current population pyramid for your country.  Population Pyramids of the World

5. Finally use microsoft encarta and Wikipedia to begin your research. Using the following subtitles:

Social/ Cultural Factors

 

Economic Factors

 

Political Factors

39

Fri, 13 Apr

2

 

  1. When did trading begin with West Africa
  2. When did the trading turn to Slave trading
  3. How many slaves were brought to the Western World.
  4. What were the primary countries where slaves were shipped.
  5. How many slaves died en route to the Western world

 

 


 


Scramble for Africa, phrase used to describe the sometimes frenzied claiming of African territory by half a dozen European countries that resulted in nearly all of Africa becoming part of Europe’s colonial empires. The Scramble began slowly in the 1870s, reached its peak in the late 1880s and 1890s, and tapered off over the first decade of the 20th century. Between 1885 and 1900, European powers were, at times, racing each other to stake claims in Africa. Most Africans resisted being taken over and ruled by foreigners. Thus, much of the latter part of the Scramble involved European armies using modern weapons to crush opposition and install authority over the continent’s inhabitants.

40

Mon, 16 Apr

4

Checklist for Anomaly Country Project

Outline checklist for anomaly project.docx

41

Mon, 23 Apr

2

 

Here is a quiz for you to take: Colonization and Slavery

Click the link below to take the quiz :

http://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/story.php?title=colonization-and-slavery

Thanks!

42

Tue, 24 Apr

4

Finish working on your checklist for the anomalies project and send it to Mr. Kowaltschuk

Outline checklist for anomaly project.docx

Finish working on your checklist for the anomalies project and send it to Mr. Kowaltschuk

43

Tue, 01 May

2

Movie, Blood in the Mobile

44

Wed, 02 May

4

45

Wed, 09 May

2

Spend today's class writing your intro and main body for your report on your anomaly country.

 

Population  pyramids of the world

http://hdr.undp.org/en/statistics/

  1. Benin
  2. Gambia
  3. Sudan
  4. Côte d'Ivoire
  5. Malawi
  6. Afghanistan
  7. Zimbabwe
  8. Ethiopia
  9. Mali
  10. Guinea-Bissau
  11. Eritrea
  12. Guinea
  13. Central African Republic
  14. Sierra Leone
  15. Burkina Faso
  16. Liberia
  17. Chad
  18. Mozambique
  19. Burundi
  20. Niger
  21. Congo (Democratic Republic of the)

Using the Index above Select a country to research

Finish writing your intro paragraph for homework

46

Thu, 10 May

4

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-04-01/apple-intel-backed-rules-on-conflict-minerals-stall-exports.html

You must come to next class with your introduction and three main body paragraphs complete and ready to be marked. !!!!????

47

Thu, 17 May

2

You must come to class with your introduction and three main body paragraphs complete and ready to be marked. !!!!????

 

Web-Site-2011-2012_copy(1)/Grade 8 geo study guide 2012.docx

 

48

Tue, 22 May

4

Finish writing conclusions today and begin your review for the exam

Web Site 2011-2012/final exam2011 practice.docx

49

Tue, 29 May

2

Submit your report and review for the exam

Web Site 2011-2012/Report check list and grade scale.docx

50

Wed, 30 May

4

Exam Review day

Web-Site-2011-2012_copy(1)/Grade 8 geo study guide 2012.docx

51

Wed, 06 Jun

2

Web-Site-2011-2012_copy(1)/Grade 8 geo study guide 2012.docx

52

Thu, 07 Jun

4

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