Geography of the Americas

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Geography of the Americas (CGD3MB)

Week of: Unit Topic Time Weight
Sep. 8 Defining the Americas 25 hrs. 15


"Paddle to the Amazon"



Atlas assgt.: ways to define regions.



Regional "virtual tour"



Colonialism



Urban Concentration




Correlation lab (ArcGIS)



Culminating activity - Americas Board Game


Oct.27 Changing Peoples, Changing Lands 25 hrs. 15


Amazon - Indigenous peoples impact on natural environment


Development patterns impact on natural environment


Rural-Urban migration - Maquiladoras




Case Study - Student Webpages

December examination
10
Jan. 19 Economies in Transition Criteria 20 hrs. 15


Disparities



Relationship between regions



Canada-Latin America investment and trade links (FTAA).


World Trade impact on Central and South America


Statistical Analysis of Socio-economic development

Mar. 29 Geopolitics in the Americas A current issue in the news (Haiti) 25 hrs. 15


Canadian Aid



Impact of aid and development projects



organizations



debates

May 17 Speaking Out (Culminating Activity) Final Project
15 hrs. 10*


Soapbox performance



Monitoring (on-going)

June examination

20*




*final evaluation