Class#

Date

Period

Topics

Resources / Homework

1

Fri, 09 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

 

Please Finish these inventories for homework. Place a copy of your results for each survey in your onenote geography notebook and send a copy in an email to Mr. Kowaltschuk

2

Mon, 19 Sep

3

OneNote Note books move to Shared network

Gap Minder video,

Hans Rosling Told me that

Jamie:

Hans Reselling just told me that when there is poverty the earths population will grow because there is no birth control in the poor countries. He explained how children are more likely to survive childhood as the years progress using a bubble diagram. He said if we erase poverty our future will be much brighter.



Nathan:

Hans Roslings just told me that in 1960, the

World population was 3 billion, and in 50 years the population has doubled. He told me that in 2011, 2 billion, are rich, 3 billion are average and that b billion are living in poverty. He said that in 2050 that if the 4 billion people don't come out of poverty, the population will double.

3

Fri, 23 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 three to find definitions for the terms and add them to your notes

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

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?

Next Class we will have a Quiz on both the course outline, marks, rules, and the learning skills

Finish your MI survey # 3 and True Colours Survey

4

Tue, 27 Sep

3

Quiz Today on Marking, Units, and Class Rules, and learning skills

When students  finish the quiz please have them re-direct there OneNote note books to the new Moore drive.

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

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

 

 

Test Oct 5 on Geo vocabulary and text pages G24 to G34

5

Mon, 03 Oct

2

OneNote Transfer and text book set up

 

 

6

Wed, 05 Oct

3

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

  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

Thu, 13 Oct

2

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

8

Mon, 17 Oct

3

Finish working on the two work sheets on the 6 billion people web page!

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

 

 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

Fri, 21 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 3 major causes of past population booms. 7 application marks

 

 

Population Pyramids     of the World

 

 

10

Tue, 25 Oct

3

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

Mon, 31 Oct

2

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

12

Wed, 02 Nov

3

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

 

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

 

Study for your Geo test on Nov. 22nd

13

Tue, 08 Nov

2

Using the video

 

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

Last Track the timeline of your countries using www.gapminder.org

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

Quiz next class: Demographic transition and interpreting Population pyramids.

Finish your question for next class 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 

14

Thu, 10 Nov

3

No Class because of Parent interviews

15

Fri, 18 Nov

2

Quiz today demographic transition and and interpreting population pyramids

16

Tue, 22 Nov

3

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

 

 

 

 

After you finish the test please begin working on your population Characteristics Mind Map in Inspiration

17

Mon, 28 Nov

2

Library Day #1

18

Wed, 30 Nov

3

19

Tue, 06 Dec

2

Library Day #2

Powers Elliott Per D Musical Musical blue Visual spatial  
Link Aidan Per D Interpersonal Kinesthetic Gold Kinesthetic  
Kim Jong Hoon Bre B Interpersonal Visual spatial Orange Logical Mathematical  
Ojha Danil Per D Visual spatial Kinesthetic   kinesthetic Visual spatial
Ashton Will Per D Ashton Will Orange Kinesthetic Kinesthetic

 

Xu Tiger Per D Musical Logical Mathematical blue Logical Mathematical  
Cheng Russell Per D Logical Mathematical Visual spatial Green Kinesthetic Logical Mathematical
Morodo Diego Bre B Visual spatial Visual spatial Orange Logical Mathematical Logical Mathematical
Nathan Per D Visual spatial Musical   Visual spatial Visual spatial  
Hunter Kyle Per D Interpersonal Kinesthetic Orange Kinesthetic  

 

Nath Nikhil Per D Logical Mathematical Logical Mathematical Green Visual spatial
Porter Drake Per D Musical Visual spatial Orange Kinesthetic
Castillo Andres Bre B Musical Interpersonal   Kinesthetic
Luan Bill Bre B        
Rodriguez Santiago Bre B Linguistic Logical Mathematical    

 

Haryott Brandon Per D Musical Logical Mathematical Orange Kinesthetic
MacGregor Chase Per D Interpersonal Visual spatial Orange Kinesthetic
Montes De Oca Alonso Bre B Logical Mathematical Visual spatial Orange Logical Mathematical
Yang Harry Bre B Musical logical Mathematical   Musical
Finlay Jamie Per D Musical musical Orange auditory

 

20

Thu, 08 Dec

3

Concept Map Work

21

Wed, 14 Dec

2

Quiz on population pyramids

Project Work

22

Fri, 16 Dec

3

Concept maps and Cohorts project

 

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

 

23

Tue, 10 Jan

2

Geo 8-2

 

Students should work to complete their cohort projects and should begin practicing their presentations. When there are ten minutes left in class students should download and complete the self assessment form from the class web page print it and complete it.  Each group member must sign all other groups members self-assessments before they are submitted.  A signature indicates the other group members agree with the assessment.

Web Site 2011-2012/Self assessment.docx 

24

Thu, 12 Jan

3

25

Wed, 18 Jan

2

Students should work on writing scripts and practicing their presentations.  If they need to leave the class room to do so it is OK

26

Fri, 20 Jan

3

27

Thu, 26 Jan

2

Types of Economies and Economic sectors.  Graph demo

 

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.

28

Tue, 31 Jan

3

Presentations begin today

29

Mon, 06 Feb

2

Economic Systems:

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.

 

 

66 - 73 must be done for homework

30

Wed, 08 Feb

3

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.

31

Tue, 14 Feb

2

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 market-84 command and

pages 90-95 Mixed.

32

Thu, 16 Feb

3

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.


When you finish your table in OneNote  please get back to working on your concept map of population characteristics and gapminder graphs. Don't forget you are still looking for a good anomaly country to do your research project on.

33

Fri, 24 Feb

2

 

 

1.  Students should complete the prezi's they started last class paying close attention to the check list on the class daybook.

 

2.  Students who are finished can add 3 more connections on the concept maps of population characteristics.  Including an explanation of the connection, the correlation and a graph from gapminder.org

 

3. Please use the last 25 minutes of the class to show the movie black gold.  Thanks

34

Tue, 28 Feb

3

Prezi's and concept maps

 

Let's see some prezi's

 

 

When  you are finished do the text book geo skill page 102 and 103

35

Mon, 05 Mar

2

Here is a quiz for you to take: Economic systems and sectors

Click the link below to take the quiz :

http://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/story.php?title=economic-systems-sectors

 

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/

 

 

36

Wed, 07 Mar

3

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

 

 

 

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?

37

Thu, 29 Mar

2

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?

38

Mon, 02 Apr

3

Stats:

Population

Literacy

Health and Wealth

Economy, Market , mixed

Jobs: Primary, secondary or tertiary ….

Government: democracy or dictatorship

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

         

39

Tue, 10 Apr

2


Skit of Reading
Will Per D Interpersonal Kinesthetic
Link Aidan Per D Interpersonal Kinesthetic
Hunter Kyle Per D Interpersonal Kinesthetic
Santi
Skit of video Jong Hoon Bre B Interpersonal Visual spatial
MacGregor Chase Per D Interpersonal Visual spatial
Bill
Skit of Reading Powers Elliott Per D Musical
  Xu Tiger Per D Musical
Mind map of reading Russell Per D Logical Mathematical Visual spatial
Nath Nikhil Per D Logical Mathematical Logical Mathematical
Montes De Oca Alonso Bre B Logical Mathematical Visual spatial
Skit of Video Jamie Per D Musical musical
Haryott Brandon Per D Musical Logical Mathematical
Skit of Reading Drake Per D Musical Visual spatial
Castillo Andres Bre B Musical Interpersonal
Yang Harry Bre B Musical logical Mathematical
Mind map of Video Morodo Diego Bre B Visual spatial
  Lee Nathan Per D Visual spatial
  Ojha Danil Per D Visual spatial


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

40

Tues, 10 Apr

3

Today’s Class:

 

Step One- Create a Graph using Gap minder, Make sure your graph has a strong positive or negative correlation.

 

Step two – choose an anomaly from your graph.  The anomaly is the country which is breaking the trend.

 

Step three- create a question based on your anomaly and your graph, see the example on the day book from out March 29th class.

 

Step four – research your anomaly country.  Your goal is not to answer the your question, but to find out as much as you can about your country.

 

Using Encarta Student, Wikipedia, BBC.com, CIA World Fact Book, Try to find information and create point form notes on:

 

Population

Literacy

Health and Wealth

Economy, Market , mixed

Jobs: Primary, secondary or tertiary ….

Government: democracy or dictatorship

Birth Rate

Death Rate

Religion

General Culture

Life Expectancy

Population pyramid

Environment: water, Co2, pollution

 

 

 

  Thurs, 12 Apr 2 Touch up colonization note

Action/ Cause

Motivation/Why

Effect/

Colonize by British

Trade

$ More power for Britain

Setup forts by British Empire

Protect trade routes

$ more power for Britian

Colonization by European countries.

Territories, power, resources .

Took rights/religion/culture/language/ power structure

Change religion

 

 

Change language

 

 

Change power

 

 

Take resources

 

 

 

 

 


Continue with research and begin to prepare research paper.

Microsoft Encarta:

  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




Continue with research and begin to prepare research paper.


Using Encarta Student, Wikipedia, BBC.com, CIA World Fact Book, Try to find information and create point form notes on:

 

Population

Literacy

Health and Wealth

Economy, Market , mixed

Jobs: Primary, secondary or tertiary ….

Government: democracy or dictatorship

Birth Rate

Death Rate

Religion

General Culture

Life Expectancy

Population pyramid

Environment: water, Co2, pollution


Write a report:

Introduction: summary of your graph, the question and a brief intro to your country

Middle paragraph: Information about your country which helps to inform the reader about why you country is anomaly

Conclusion: using your data and observation  to answer your anomaly question
 

41

Wed, 18 Apr

2

Using Microsoft word for report writing.

Outline checklist for anomaly project.docx

 

  Fri 20 April 3    

42

Thu, 26 Apr

2

Blood in the Mobile.

Complete your anomaly checklist, submit it to Mr. Kowaltschuk

43

Mon, 30 Apr

3

Finish watching Blood in the Mobile

Begin writing your Introduction to your report.

 

44

Fri, 04 May

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!

 

Once you have finished the Quiz please Write the rough draft of your Anomaly Country Report. Send you Rough draft of your introduction and your Main body opints to Mr. Kowaltschuk in an email attachment.

45

Tue, 08 May

3

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

 

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

46

Mon, 14 May

2

Complete writing you three main body paragraphs

When you come to class on Wednesday you must immediately email you rough draft of the intro and main body paragraphs to Mr. Kowaltschuk

47

Wed, 16 May

3

When you come to class on Wednesday you must immediately email you rough draft of the intro and main body paragraphs to Mr. Kowaltschuk

 

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

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

 

48

Thu, 24 May

2

Web Site 2011-2012/final exam2011 practice.docx

49

Mon, 28 May

3

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

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

Final Project Due Wednesday day

 

50

Fri, 01 Jun

2

Exam Essay Question

51

Tue, 05 Jun

3

Exam Review

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

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