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Canadian Geographic Education

For the 2017 Barbeau Peak Expedition, the team has collaborated with Canadian Geographic Education and gathered a number of great Lesson Plans focused on the arctic region, its people and wildlife that call this area home.

"These ready-to-use lesson plans are written by qualified Canadian Geographic Education teachers and are available for the appropriate curriculum within each provincial and territorial jurisdiction."

So, start exploring and click to download from a large variety of interesting, contemporary and historical lessons that are sure to educate, challenge and inspire students' minds.

Canadian Geographic Education


Canadian Arctic Regions

Arctic Imperative
Arctic Imperative 

  - PDF file, 65 pages, 4.3 MB
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Suggested For Grades 9 - 12: Canadian Geographic Education created this resource, Arctic Imperative: Educational Resources for Canadian Schools, to help secondary school teachers and students to explore the Arctic through the lenses of identity, sovereignty, climate change and governance. Each lesson contains a passage from Dr. Shelagh Grant’s Polar Imperative and, as befits a geographic resource, it is replete with maps.

Lesson Topics include:
Mapping the Arctic, People of the Arctic, The Northwest Passage and National Identity, Resource Development and Arctic Sovereignty, Climate Change and the Arctic, Contemporary Sovereignty Issues, and a Glossary


A Polar Expedition for Information
A Polar Expedition for Information 

  - PDF file, 5 pages, 52 KB
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For Grade 10:
A scavenger hunt for information takes place in the Polar Regions with specific emphasis on the Canadian Arctic. Objective: Students will gain a better understanding of the complexity of the polar regions through this scavenger hunt with a specific focus on Canada’s Actic region.

Lesson Topics include:
The World in Spatial Terms, Environment and Society, Acquiring Geographic Information, Analyzing Geographic Information, Answering Geographic Questions


Arctic Cleanup
A Polar Expedition for Information 

  - PDF file, 4 pages, 53 KB
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For Grade 9:
The lesson examines the complexity of pollution problems, specifically the cleanup of the DEW line in the Arctic and discusses the possible shortcomings of the plan to both Canadians and the Polar community as a whole. Objective: To have students understand the complexity of pollution problems in the Arctic and how environmental problems can compound in an ecosystem and can spread globally.

Lesson Topics include:
The World in Spatial Terms, Places and regions, Physical systems, Human systems, Environment and Society, Using geography, Asking geographic questions, Acquiring geographic information, Organizing and Analyzing Geographic Information, Answering Geographic Questions


A Developing World - The Circumpolar Nations
A Polar Expedition for Information 

  - PDF file, 7pages, 53 KB
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For Grades 6 - 8:
Students conduct a comparative study on the status of human development in each of the northern circumpolar nations of the world. Objective: To recognize Nunavut as part of a larger, northern circumpolar community within the context of the developing world.

Lesson Topics include:
Places and regions, Human systems, Acquiring geographic information, Organizing and Analyzing Geographic Information, Answering Geographic Questions


Climate Change and Permafrost
A Polar Expedition for Information 

  - PDF file, 6 pages, 75 KB
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For Grade 3 and 4:
Students will be made aware of climate change and its potential impact on permafrost and infrastructures at the North and South poles. Objective: To help students locate the poles and understand the features of permafrost. Lead the students to identify the influence of climate change on infrastructures such as homes and roads.

Lesson Topics include:
The World in Spatial Terms, Places and regions, Physical systems, Human systems, Environment and Society, Using geography, Asking geographic questions, Acquiring geographic information, Organizing and Analyzing Geographic Information, Answering Geographic Questions


 

Work to promote and increase our awareness and knowledge about
the Canadian Arctic, and help to protect and preserve its unique natural habitat.
Activate Your Arctic Awareness
The payback - it will continue to help regulate and maintain the stability of the
global climate system for the security of future generations - for all creatures.

 

More Lessons

As well as the lesson plans noted above, take some time to check out the many additional interesting and valuable lesson plans that available through the Canadian Geographic Education website. The database of lessons are even searchable according to topic/theme, region, and grade/teaching level.

 
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Summits Learning Centre

And of course, don't forget to check out the numerous other Lesson Plans and Activity Guides that can be found in the Summits Learning Centre of our Higher Learning section. This is a great collection of valuable educational material compiled from a variety of quality sources.

 

 

 


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