Class#

Date

Period

Topics

Resources / Homework

1

Mon, 19 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

Thu, 22 Sep

2

Add OneNote to Shared Network
Watch GapminderVideo

3

Tue, 27 Sep

2

Quiz today on the Course Content, Marking and Rules and the learning skills

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.

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 5 on Geo vocabulary and text pages G24 to G34

4

Fri, 30 Sep

2

Finish up notes and text book questions

Log on to new online text book

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

Wed, 05 Oct

2

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

 

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

6

Wed, 12 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

7

Mon, 17 Oct

2

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

 

 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

Thu, 20 Oct

2

Finish your 6billion people worksheets and make sure they are in your onenote demographics section so I can mark them this week. 

 

What is Demographic Transition? this is the question

you will attempt to answer with the resources below

 

 

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 causes of past population booms. 7 application marks


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

Tue, 25 Oct

2

 

10

Fri, 28 Oct

2

What is Demographic Transition? this is the question

you will attempt to answer with the resources below

 

 

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 causes of past population booms. 7 application marks


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

When you finish your paragraphs explaining Demographic transition save the page as a PDF and send it to Mr. Kowaltschuk

Finish your answer to the question to study for the quiz next class

11

Wed, 02 Nov

2

Quiz today on Demographic transition

 

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

Study for your test on Nov. 22nd

12

Mon, 07 Nov

2

13

Thu, 10 Nov

2

14

Thu, 17 Nov

2

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

When your finish your

      Finish your pyramid analysis.

Finish your analysis of the first pyramid you made on Handout # 3

Start your mind map.
 

16

Fri, 25 Nov

2

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

 

Continue Work with your Concept map of population characteristics

17

Wed, 30 Nov

2

Library Day # 1

18

Mon, 05 Dec

2

David Foot Video

Millenials

Concept Maps.

19

Thu, 08 Dec

2

Library Day #2

Group 1             
             
Turner Jack Linguistic kinesthetic blue    
Tsvetanov Tristan Visual Spatial logical mathematical gold Intrapersonal  
Chapman Cole Musical kinesthetic Orange    
Buitano Alonso Logical Mathematical Musical Green Intrapersonal Musical
Dhiman Sachit Linguistic Interpersonal      

 

Group 2          
Gunter Rodrigo Visual Spatial Linguistic green/gold  
Sauter Andrew Musical Naturalist Blue  
Michaelis James Kinesthetic Interpersonal Orange  
Basmanov Arseny Intrapersonal Musical Green Kinesthetic
Chiu Arthur Logical Mathematical Visual spatial Green  

 

Group 3            
Martin Jorge Kinesthetic Visual spatial Green Kinesthetic  
Luo Owen Musical logical mathematical      
Forte Jerod Linguistic Visual spatial   Kinesthetic  
Carter Alex Interpersonal Linguistic Orange Visual  

 

Group 4
Pawluk Jonah Logical Mathematical logical mathematical Green Visual Intrapersonal
Virani Zakir Musical Linguistic blue
Aboumrad Juan Pablo Visual Spatial Interpersonal
Carter Joshua Musical Interpersonal Orange

 

20

Tue, 13 Dec

2

Concept map adding a third variable

Continue work on cohort projects in class

21

Fri, 16 Dec

2

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

22

Wed, 21 Dec

2

23

Thu, 12 Jan

2

24

Tue, 17 Jan

2

25

Fri, 20 Jan

2

Tal

Member Tasks
   
   
   
   

26

Wed, 25 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.

finish your mind map of the 5 economic questions

27

Tue, 31 Jan

2

28

Fri, 03 Feb

2

Presentations

29

Wed, 08 Feb

2

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.

30

Mon, 13 Feb

2

 

 

 

 

Once you have finished your notes, 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

pages 90-95 Mixed.

 

Geo Challenge

 

31

Thu, 16 Feb

2

Continue working on your market systems poster and submit it as a PDF file to Mr. K with you name in the file name

 

Geo 8/poster assignment rubric.pdf

Pages 75 -  market 84- command

pages 90-95 Mixed.

 

 

If your poster is not submitted you have homework tonight!!!

32

Thu, 23 Feb

2

Please complete the outstanding rounds of the geo challenge.  Hand back their sheets from past rounds and have them add up their scores.  Please send an email to Dave joiner with the name of the class winner.

 

 

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

 

Any boys who have not submitted their market systems poster should send the pdf. file today.

 

 

33

Tue, 28 Feb

2

Check list for flow chart

Sectors of the fashion Industry Description of process Example company picture
Primary      
Secondary      
Tertiary      
Information 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.

 
   
Accurate representation of info from the text book      
      15 marks.

 

 

They should then complete the putting it all together activity on page 82 and 83

34

Fri, 02 Mar

2

Today

First take the quiz make sure you get 100%

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

Thanks!

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

 

Watch and take notes on Black Gold scenes.

 

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?

 

 

35

Wed, 07 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/

 

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?

36

Wed, 28 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?

37

Mon, 02 Apr

2

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

38

Thu, 05 Apr

2

Some groups:

 

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

mIND MAP, TIMELINE OR FLOW CHART

 

Some groups:

 

http://www.beyondintractability.org/bi-essay/post-colonial  Read and summarize.  Reading and skit

 

Read and summarize Carter Alex
Dhiman Sachit
Read and summarize Forte Jerod
Turner Jack
Watch and skit Martin Jorge
Michaelis James
   
Read and summarize Gavin Fox
Buitano Alonso
Chiu Arthur
Pawluk Jonah
Watch and , create graphic organizer of your choice Carter Joshua
Chapman Cole
Luo Owen
Sauter Andrew
Virani Zakir
Basmanov Arseny
Read and Skit Aboumrad Juan Pablo
Gunter Rodrigo
Tsvetanov Tristan

 

39

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 countires.

Territories, power, resources .

Took rights/religion/culture/language/ power structure

Change religion/

saving souls/

 

Change language

 

 

Change power

 

 

Take resources

 

 

 

 

 


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.

 

finish presenters

get back to anomaly countries.

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

Tues, 17 Apr

2

Outline checklist for anomaly project.docx

41

Fri , 20 Apr

2

Today we will begin transferring your research notes into the Outline checklist.

42

Wed, 25 Apr

2

Complete your anomaly checklist, submit it to Mr. Kowaltschuk and send

43

Mon, 30 Apr

2

Finish watching Blood in the Mobile

Begin writing your Introduction to your report.

44

Thu, 03 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!

 

Continue writing your report. Introduction and main body

45

Tue, 08 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 your intro and have it ready to be marked next class

46

Fri, 11 May

2

47

Wed, 16 May

2

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

 

48

Wed, 23 May

2

Web Site 2011-2012/final exam2011 practice.docx

49

Mon, 28 May

2

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

50

Thu, 31 May

2

51

Tue, 05 Jun

2

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