In the grade 9 geography program, students will develop their ability to apply both the geographic inquiry process and the concepts of geographic thinking. They apply this process and these concepts as they investigate geographic issues in Canada and deepen their awareness of interconnections between Canadian and global issues. These courses enhance students’ ability to act as responsible global citizens and environmental stewards.
Geography (Academic) – CGC1DI
This course examines interrelationships within and between Canada’s natural and human systems and how these systems interconnect with those in other parts of the world. Students will explore environmental, economic, and social geographic issues relating to topics such as transportation options, energy choices, and urban development. Students will apply the concepts of geographic thinking and the geographic inquiry process, including spatial technologies, to investigate various geographic issues and to develop possible approaches for making Canada a more sustainable place in which to live. Prerequisite: None
Geography (Applied) – CGC1P
This course focuses on current geographic issues that affect Canadians. Students will draw on their personal and everyday experiences as they explore issues relating to food and water supplies, competing land uses, interactions with the natural environment, and other topics relevant to sustainable living in Canada. They will also develop an awareness that issues that affect their lives in Canada are interconnected with issues in other parts of the world. Throughout the course, students will use the concepts of geographic thinking, the geographic inquiry process, and spatial technologies to guide and support their investigations. Prerequisite: None
Sustainable Living – CGL 23I
This course explores the impact that your lifestyle has on Earth. You’ll look at the relationship between the decisions you make every day and the impact those decisions have on other people and the planet as a whole. You’ll take a hard look at your life and learn how to make personal choices that promote sustainability. Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and world studies, English, or social sciences and humanities.
OUTREACH – Americas – CGD 3MI
This course investigates the geographic systems and patterns of the Americas, focusing on questions arising from the growing interdependence of the countries in the region. Students will examine diverse environmental, economic, and cultural factors influencing the different countries and their peoples, and the interactions among them. Students will use a variety of geotechnologies and inquiry and communication methods to investigate trends and issues and communicate their findings. Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and world studies, English, or social sciences and humanities.
Travel and Tourism – CGG 3OI
This course focuses on travel and tourism as the vehicle for studying selected world regions. Using a variety of geotechnologies and inquiry and communication methods, students will conduct and present case studies that develop their understanding of the unique characteristics of selected world regions; the environmental, cultural, economic, and political factors that influence travel and tourism; and the impact of the travel industry on communities and environments around the world. Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and world studies, English, or social sciences and humanities.
Canadian and World Issues – CGW 4UI
This course examines the global challenges of creating a sustainable and equitable future, focusing on current issues that illustrate these challenges. Students will investigate a range of topics, including cultural, economic, and geopolitical relationships, regional disparities in the ability to meet basic human needs, and protection of the natural environment. Students will use geo-technologies and skills of geographic inquiry and analysis to develop and communicate balanced opinions about the complex issues facing Canada and a world that is interdependent and constantly changing. Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and world studies, English, or social sciences and humanities.