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The Influence of the Land

How do Alberta's diverse natural features influence people and how they use the land?


Many of the specific outcomes related to:

General Outcome 4.1, "Alberta: A Sense of the Land", may be addressed through critical challenges that invite students to consider the influence of Alberta's geography and natural history on the people and their environment. It might be useful, throughout this inquiry, to make available a large outline map where students record information about natural and human-created features of the Alberta landscape.

Critical Challenges

Students might explore this overarching theme by completing these challenges:

Help Documents

Embedding Critical Thinking Into Teaching and Learning PDF
This document provides a definition of critical thinking, and discusses how to embed critical thinking into teaching and learning.

Definitions of Terms Used in Overarching Critical Inquiries
This document provides definitions of Overarching Critical Inquiry, Critical Challenge, Modelling the Tools, Support Material, Graphic Organizer, Assessment, and Background Information.

Meeting the Diverse Learning Needs of All Students PDF
This document provides suggestions to help teachers plan for diverse learning needs.

Reference Charts

The following charts provide a quick overview of correlations, references, and summaries for all the Critical Challenges. In the charts, the Critical Challenges are organized according to which Overarching Critical Inquiry they address.

Last updated: July 1, 2014 | (Revision History)
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