Topic outline



  • WELCOME TO WORLD GEOGRAPHY 30!


    TEACHER:  Mr. G. Bergen       

    CONTACT:  gbergen@rvschools.ab.ca

                     403-235-0294 ext. 5334


    BEFORE YOU START:

    • Email me, let me know you're in this course, and tell me what school you attend.
    • Click on the INFO tab and view the COURSE OUTLINE & the resources linked there such as the QUICKSTART GUIDE.
    • Familiarize yourself with my contact information, the course's mark breakdown, and our plagiarism policy.

    DUE DATES:

    To align with RVS's continuity plan during this time of uncertainty, due dates will be given on a week by week basis every Monday.

    BIG IDEAS AND ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS:

    As you explore and research you will inevitably approach the questions below. Think about their significance and let them inform your projects!

    1. How is human interaction influenced by geography?
    2. Conversely, how does human interaction influence geography?
  • INFO


    COURSE INFORMATION


    I am here to help you with your course! If you are struggling on one of the projects or are having trouble with a concept, please feel free to contact me. Since you are taking this course online, you are expected to be checking your email regularly because I will be sending out emails regularly with important information for you.


    DUE DATES

    To align with RVS's continuity plan during this time of uncertainty, due dates will be given on a week by week basis every Monday.

    ASSIGNMENT FEEDBACK & MY AVAILABILITY
    Assignments handed in will be marked within 7 full days. Expect the turn-around to be 5-6 days.
    General written feedback will be given on Moodle for all assignments. It is up to you to request specific feedback for your assignments.

    BIG IDEAS AND ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS:

    As you explore and research you will inevitably approach the questions below. Think about their significance and let them inform your projects!

    1. How is human interaction influenced by geography?
    2. Conversely, how does human interaction influence geography?

    EXPECTATIONS

    Please note this course has suggested due dates, which means that you are to work at a pace that fits your schedule. You are however expected to work through the course in a timely fashion and to complete all of the projects within one term. The assignments always take more work than you think; do not leave them until the last minute!

    • If an assignment is not handed on or before the suggested due date, you will receive a missing assignment "zero" in Powerschool until you hand that assignment in.
    • Assignments are to be completed on your own, not with the help of a friend or tutor. If you are having trouble, email me and I will offer the help! You also must complete all three projects!
    • You should be citing your research in MLA or APA format. Talk to me if you don't know how to do this. You can also use the citing format I have given in the course lessons.
    • Submit assignment files as Powerpoint (ppt) or PDF. Do not submit ODF, PAGES, KEYNOTE, or others... I will make you resubmit/reupload if you do.

    PLAGIARISM
    1. Read the following article, Plagiarism Explained.
    2. Then watch the short video to learn how to best avoid any form of plagiarism:
    MARK BREAKDOWN
    • PROJECT 1:                     20%
    • PROJECT 2:                    30%
    • PROJECT 3:                     40%
    • PROJECT CHECK-INS: 10%
    • TOTAL:                             100%

    Please let me know if you have any questions about this!
  • Unit 1: World Patterns of Physical Elements


    UNIT 1: WORLD PATTERNS OF PHYSICAL ELEMENTS


    In this unit, you, the budding geographer, will demonstrate an understanding of the following:

    a. the lithosphere

    b. landforms

    c. climate: elements, controls, regions

    d. vegetation; soils

  • Unit 2: World Patterns of Population and Settlement


    UNIT 2: WORLD PATTERNS OF POPULATION AND SETTLEMENT

    **PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PROJECT 2 INSTRUCTIONS ARE FOUND AT THE END OF THE UNIT 2 LESSON BOOK BELOW**

    In this unit, you, the budding geographer, will demonstrate an understanding of the following:

    a. the human occupance of Canada

    b. the human occupance of the world

    c. case studies in population and settlement

    d. humankind's settlement types and patterns

    e. cities of the world and world urbanization

  • Unit 3: World Patterns of Humankind's Use of the Earth

    UNIT 3: WORLD PATTERNS OF HUMANKIND'S USE OF THE EARTH


    In this unit, you, the budding geographer, will demonstrate an understanding of the following:

    a. human economics

    b. primitive hunting, fishing, and collecting

    c. pastoralism or livestock economy

    d. agriculature of the world

    e. world industry and resources

    f. manufacturing

    g. world transportation and commerce


    FIRST, watch the following video on UNESCO's Sustainable Development Goals:



    THEN, choose and complete one of the projects found below:

    (check-ins for Project 3 are due Friday, June 12th. Final submissions are due June 19th)