CGF3M Forces of Nature: Physical Processes and Natural Disasters – Grade 11 (University/College)
PREREQUISITE: Issues in Canadian Geography, Grade 9, Academic or Applied
GRADE: 11 (University/College)
AVAILABILITY: Blyth Academy Online
THE ONTARIO CURRICULUM: Canadian and World Studies
In CGF3M online, students will explore physical processes related to the earth’s water, land, and air. They will investigate how these processes shape the planet’s natural characteristics and affect human systems, how they are involved in the creation of natural disasters, and how they influence the impacts of human disasters. Throughout CGF3M online, students will apply the concepts of geographic thinking and the geographic inquiry process and use spatial technologies to analyze these processes, make predictions related to natural disasters, and assess ways of responding to them.
UNIT ONEGeography and Mapping Overview
- In this unit, students will have the opportunity to identify concepts and examples related to the five themes of Geography and utilize the Geographic Method for inquiry tasks. Students will learn to understand how Earth acts as an open and closed system and then apply geographic location and mapping techniques through the use of Geographic Information Systems.
- In this unit, students will focus on the atmosphere and will have the opportunity to understand the dynamic relationship between the Earth and the Sun and identify and analyze the properties of heat transfer and albedo. Students will learn to differentiate the functions and characteristics of different zones of the atmosphere and discover different controls impacting temperature.
- In this unit, students will focus on the hydrosphere with an emphasis on weather. Throughout the unit, students will have the opportunity to demonstrate the development of clouds and fog and identify the processes in which they form. Students will begin to understand the concepts and changes related to changes of state as it relates to condensation in the atmosphere and how that impacts weather. Students will analyze weather patterns utilizing weather maps and applying information related to weather systems. Students will also identify the processes related to the development of extreme weather, and the impact to the physical and human environment.
- In this unit, students will focus on the building and development of the earth and its components. Throughout this unit, students will have the opportunity to gain an awareness of geologic time and geologic history and understand the processes involved in the creation and modification of rock types. Students will identify the dynamics of plate tectonics and the impact the process has on shaping landscapes and analyze the development of volcanoes and differentiate volcanic characteristics. Students will also analyze the conditions creating earthquakes, and the impact earthquakes have, as well as identifying the epicentre of an earthquake.
UNIT FIVEWeathering and Erosion
- In this unit, students will focus on the atmosphere and will have the opportunity to understand the dynamic relationship between the Earth and the Sun and identify and analyze the properties of heat transfer and albedo. Students will learn to differentiate the functions and characteristics of different zones of the atmosphere and discover different controls impacting temperature. They will also learn how to assess the role and effectiveness of various options for reducing impacts of natural disasters on human populations.
FINAL EXAMProctored Exam
- This exam is the final evaluation of CGF3M online. Students need to arrange their final exam 10 days in advance. All coursework should be completed and submitted before writing the final exam, please be advised that once the exam is written, any outstanding coursework will be given a grade of zero. The exam will be two hours.
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