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Social Studies 8 - Geography

World Geography:

Continents of the World Video Link:

Continents of the World​ 

Solstice vs Equinox.pdfSolstice vs Equinox.pdf (read for homework for Oct 6)

October 6

World Map: due next class (Oct 8)

World Map Assignment.pdfWorld Map Assignment.pdf

World Map Blank.pdfWorld Map Blank.pdf


October 8

Overview of history of mapping:
Thinking questions
  • What are maps for?
  • Are they always made for the same reason?
  • what are some different reasons these maps were made?
  • What do they say about what matters to the people who made them?
  • How do they change over time?
  • How do maps reflect the societies who make them?
  • Who and what occupations use maps in our society?
  • Do they use the same maps?
These are questions we will try to answer over time.

If you find the history of maps and mapping interesting, see this video online (until Oct 15)
 
Geography Essentials
Do the following exercises:
  • pg 16 - Act 9-1, 4 (pg 17)
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  • Go over Plotting Position p 18
  • Then Activity 10 1 and 2
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  • Then handout (photocopy) Plotting a Point - Activity 11 (finish for homework)


October 10

 Map of Canada fyi

canada-lat-long.jpgcanada-lat-long.jpg

Geo Essentials Classwork: COPY THESE PAGE NUMBERS AND INSTRUCTIONS
Do Activity 21 - Q 1-14 pp 35-36
Q 1 -3
Q 4 - multiply number of degrees of latitude by 111 (km) for each answer (a-c)
Q 5 and 6 - use atlas pp 118-119
Q 12 - use atlas pp 8-9 or map on my ss8 webpage
Q 13- atlas pages you will use are:
(a) p 96
(b) p 91
(c) p 89
(d) p 93
Q 14 - (a-d) atlas p 88-89

Homework due Wednesday, October 15:
Read pages 32 -37 of Geo Essentials and take basic notes of what you don't know - ex 1 degree latitude = 111 km

Finish through Question 11 of Activity 21 (see above)

Read Franklin handout and answer questions 1-9

Latitude and Longitude Video​

Work due Tuesday, October 21:

  • Study for short QUIZ on the Franklin Expedition - Tuesday at start of class
  • Activity 22 due by beginning of class
  • World map: find the capitals due at beginning of class

 

November 5:

Timezones  -

Canada Map given out in class - use to do Activity 28 for homework - due Friday, November 7.

Activity 27 was classwork.

Video watched in class on Timezones:

Timeszones

 

November 7:

Protests in Hong Kong - Questions and Map due Thursday, November 13


Topo Maps - all activities should be done before November 25 Unit Test

Contour Lines:

·         Topographic Maps: Do Contour Lines handout

·         Read pg 24-25, Do Activity 14, use Atlas pp 118 for Q.1, 2 and 3 and Atlas p 102 for Q. 4 and Atlas p 50 for Q. 5.

·         Do Geo Essentials: Physical Maps p 69 – use map on pg 118-119 of Atlas for introductory search.

·         Do Geo Essentials, Activity 38, use page 84-85 and 80 of Atlas – note that colour shows land heights and sea depths, similar to contour lines but used for large scale maps

Scale:

·         Read pp 55-59. Do Activity 29, Q 1, 2, 3, and Do Q 2 on p 56, using Atlas map on p 37,

·         Do Activity 30, Q. 1-5

·         Do Activity 31, Q. 1, 2

Symbols:​

·         Do Geo Essentials: Activity 8 on page 14

·         When in class see the Atlas, when at home see Symbol Guides 

Symbol Guides:

canada-topo-legend.jpgcanada-topo-legend.jpg

topomapsymbols.pdftopomapsymbols.pdf

Contour lines examples:

mapabilityreliefandcontourlines.pdfmapabilityreliefandcontourlines.pdf

 

Unit Test: Tuesday, November 25

Study Guide:

1.  Map directions

2.  Hemispheres

3.  Continents and major oceans of world

4.  Latitude & longitude

5.  Tropics, Arctic/Antarctic, Prime Meridian, International Date Line

6.  Provinces and Territories of Canada (study from agenda)

7.  Time zones in general and time zones of Canada  

8.  Contour lines and layer tinting

9.  Map Scales

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Project: Due December 3

 My Imaginary Island Project.pdfMy Imaginary Island Project.pdf