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Geography Department 418
Geography Department

Students taking the grade 9 Issues in Canadian Geography course have an opportunity to explore current and relevant environmental, economic, and social geographic issues relating to topics such as liveability improvements, transportation options, energy choices, and urban development. Students examine the interrelationships within and between Canada’s natural and human systems and how these systems interconnect with those in other parts of the world.   A large emphasis is placed on the development of geographic inquiry process skills where students have multiple opportunities to formulate questions, gather and organize research information, interpret and analyze their findings, evaluate and draw and communicate their conclusions and plans of action to a variety of audiences.  Throughout the process, students have many opportunities to use spatial technologies to develop possible approaches for making Canada a more sustainable place in which to live.  Students also have the opportunity to participate in a cultural walking tour of downtown Toronto where they gain an appreciation for the diversity of this major Canadian city first hand and enhance their understanding of the how its geographical landscape has transformed throughout history. In reflection, students apply their geographical lens and propose ways to make Toronto an even greater city for residents and visitors alike.​


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